THE weekend Lotto jackpot is heading for €5m after last night's jackpot failed to find a winner.
The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 12, 19, 23, 37 and the bonus number was 11. There was no winner in the Lotto Plus 1 or Lotto Plus 2 games.
The numbers drawn in the Lotto Plus 1 draw were 10, 11, 21, 37, 38, 44 and the bonus was 16. The numbers drawn in the Lotto Plus 2 draw were 1, 8, 17, 37, 38, 41 and the bonus was 7.
Priest's plea to thieves
A PRIEST has pleaded with thieves who stole a relic from his church to return it.
An eight-inch high religious gold cross containing a religious relic was taken from St Patrick's Church on the Lower Glanmire Road in Cork city this week. "This relic has been in the church since the 1970s and we are all very distressed by its loss," said Canon Dan Crowley.
School bus strike off
A SCHOOL bus strike that was due to take place tomorrow has been called off.
Bus Eireann confirmed that industrial action that threatened to ground services on 96 routes in Galway has been postponed. Some 37 part-time drivers threatened action over cuts to their pay and working hours, but the strike was put on hold after the company met SIPTU.
Bridge work begins
Work has started on providing a dedicated pedestrian and cyclist bridge across a railway line following years of public safety concerns.
Residents of the Quin Road area of Ennis, Co Clare, have long complained that the existing humpback bridge, which crosses the Ennis to Athenry railway, has no footpaths and sees large volumes of traffic including heavy trucks on a daily basis.
Bid to lure child in van
GARDAI are anxious to speak to a man who is thought to have tried to lure a child into his van with the offer of sweets.
Parents in the Kenmare area of Co Kerry, where the incident is reported to have happened on Tuesday evening, are alarmed. The man is described as black and in his late 30s or early 40s.
He was driving a dark van with no windows on the side and a ladder attached to the back of it on the passenger side. The incident happened at around 6.40pm on Tuesday.
Dingle signs to change
New road signs with Dingle's name in English and Irish are to be put up before the end of March.
Dingle Daingean Ui Chuis will be on all sign-posts leading into the peninsula.