Thursday 23 March 2017

€5m Lotto winner remains a mystery

MYSTERY surrounds the lucky Lotto winner who scooped a jackpot draw worth €5,155,806 on Saturday night.

The €4 winning ticket was bought at a Gala Express kiosk at the Ilac Shopping Centre in central Dublin. The winning numbers drawn were 2, 11, 13, 18, 20 and 30. The bonus number was 6.

Gardai search for murder witness

GARDAI were last night searching for a woman who they believe is a witness to the murder of a man in a caravan park earlier this month.

Michael Taylor (53), from Summerhill in Dublin's north-inner city, was shot dead at Hand's caravan park in Donabate last Monday. The woman is described as of medium height, with dark shoulder-length hair and was wearing a zip-up tracksuit top. She was in an orange car and called into a house on New Road between 4.40pm and 5pm. Anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation is asked to contact gardai in Swords on 01 6664700 or the confidential line 1800 666 111.

HMS Bounty set to sail in

ONE of the most famous tall ships afloat, the 'movie ship' HMS Bounty, arrives in Ireland this week. The tall ship was specifically built in 1962 for the film 'Mutiny on the Bounty' starring Marlon Brando and Richard Harris. She is an exact replica of the vessel commanded by Captain William Bligh on which the world's most famous mutiny occurred in 1789.

HMS Bounty will berth in Cork on Thursday and it will be open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Jobs lost as ice plant closes

ONE of the country's last remaining ice plants is due to close at the end of the month, with the loss of two jobs. The plant on Dingle pier in Co Kerry was only built in 2001 at a cost of €950,000.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), which owns the building but not the site, has blamed the closure on the recruitment ban in the public service. The contracts of the two employees are due to expire at the end of June, and BIM says it cannot renew their contracts because of the moratorium.

Damage to Shell property probed

GARDAI are investigating malicious damage to a Shell-owned house close to where the company shortly intends to begin constructing a tunnel for its controversial onshore gas pipeline in north Mayo.

Every window and door in the bungalow at Aughoose, Belmullet, was damaged. Repairs will cost over €5,000.

Irish Independent

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