Friends and colleagues of the medical student who suffered serious burns when his Halloween costume turned into a fireball have organised a fundraising event to help him. Matty Sheridan (21) from Cabinteely is being treated for 80pc burns to his body at St James's Hospital in Dublin.
Students at NUIG have organised a race night in the college tomorrow night to raise money for the hospital unit where he is being treated.
'€60m boost' from Volvo Ocean Race
A REPORT commissioned by the Irish organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race in Ireland found the event was worth over €60m to the Irish economy. However, a report released earlier this year by the body overseeing the entire race found the cash boost to Ireland from the 2012 event was less than half that which was anticipated at just €35.13m.
A new report from the JE Cairnes School of Business & Economics at NUI Galway has found that it was worth €60.5m to the economy. The report, 'An Economic Assessment of the Volvo Ocean Race Finale, Galway 2012', is to be published today. It is expected that their criteria for assessing the boost will also be published.
One lucky winner of €3.5m jackpot
THERE was one lucky winner of the €3,595,140 weekend Lotto jackpot. The winning ticket was sold at Carroll Newsagents, in the Longwalk Sopping Centre, Dundalk, Co Louth.
The winning ticket was a €4 quick pick bought last Friday. The winning numbers were: 7, 11, 25, 28, 30, 40 and 19. There were no winners of the Lotto Plus draws.
Young men urged to show emotions
THE former governor of one of the country's toughest prisons has appealed to young men to feel free to express their emotions.
Speaking at a 'Service of Light' for relatives bereaved by suicide, which was organised by Console, former Mountjoy Governor John Lonergan (64) said that "men showing their emotions is often associated with softness, meaning that young men with problems often hide their emotions and sell it as a sign of toughness". He added: "Cry when you like and don't apologise for it. It's a strength and not a weakness."
Man injured in single-car crash
A man has been injured in a single-vehicle road traffic incident in Co Cork. The incident occurred at 12.40pm yesterday at Kilva, Midleton, after the driver lost control of the car in which he was travelling.
He was taken to Cork University Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.