THE two children attending the same creche who contracted meningitis are responding well to hospital treatment. The children, who attend Sleepy Hollow creche in Ballyheelan, Kilnaleck in Cavan, were diagnosed with the infection on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
A spokeswoman for the HSE said that tests confirmed that both children had the B strain of meningitis.
CALL TO BAN IRA SONG
UNIONISTS are calling for a ban on a song in memory of IRA and INLA hunger strikers. 'The Roll of Honour' by The Irish Brigade, which celebrates the lives of 10 republicans who died at the Maze Prison, is 29th in the UK's singles charts.
It has shot up the charts after a campaign by Celtic fans opposed to anti-sectarian football legislation. A BBC spokesman said: "If the track charts on Sunday a short clip will be played, with context given by the presenter."
€350K DUE TO BE 'LOST'
TIME is running out for the winner of an unclaimed €350,000 Lotto jackpot. The winning ticket was bought in Dunnes Stores, Newbridge, in Co Kildare, on Saturday, December 7. A €4 quick-pick ticket yielded the winning numbers in the Lotto Plus 1 draw, but the owner of it has still not come forward.
The numbers were 13, 16, 24, 30, 34, 38 and the bonus was 43 in the Lotto Plus 1 draw.
CUPPA FEST A BIG DRAW
WE are known around the world for our love of tea and now Ireland has its very own festival to celebrate it.
The inaugural Irish Coffee and Tea Festival is set to be held in Dublin's RDS from September 12 to 14 and is set to "showcase every aspect of the coffee and tea world".