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Thursday 21 September 2017

Controlled explosion

An Army bomb disposal team safely dealt with an unstable chemical at St Aloysius Secondary School in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork.

The army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team were called to the school by gardai to deal with an unstable chemical called Dinitrophenylhydrazine, which is better known as 'Brady's Re-Agent.' The chemical was removed from the school lab at 4pm and taken to a green field area where it was rendered safe by a controlled explosion.

Mum wins €3m Lotto

A WOMAN from Co Waterford, who used her family's ages to select her lottery numbers, is celebrating after scooping over €3m.

The mother said she intends to donate some of her winnings to charities. She and her husband, who wish to remain anonymous, collected a cheque for €3,016,645 at the National Lottery headquarters in Dublin yesterday.

RTE to reveal stars' pay

RTE has said that it will reveal details of the yearly salaries paid to its top stars for 2011 and 2010 "in the coming weeks".

RTE refused a Freedom of Information request to disclose payments to its best paid presenters for 2012, 2011 and 2010. But it did say that the information for the years 2011 and 2010 "is due to be released in the coming weeks and will be made available by email and online".

Miracle crash escape

A woman driver had a miraculous escape when a truck jackknifed and smashed into her car and the force of the collision resulted in the engine of her car being ripped out before it landed in the garden of a house.

Incredibly the woman was not seriously hurt in the collision, which happened at around 8am just outside Charleville, Co Cork. Both she and the truck driver were treated at the scene by paramedics. The woman, who was alone in the car, is understood to have been travelling from Limerick to Cork to trade her car for a newer model at a car dealership, when the freak accident happened.

Hotel changes name

The largest hotel in the country outside Dublin has changed its name. The Carlton Hotel in Galway, which has 370 bedrooms, will be known as The Connacht from today.

General manager Shay Livingstone said the change of name was the start of a new era for the former Ryan's Hotel on the Dublin Road, which employs 135 people.

Irish Independent

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