Lotto heads for €10m
THERE was no winner of last night's €8.9m Lotto jackpot. The weekend prize is now heading for €10m. The numbers drawn were 10, 12, 20, 21, 27, 39 and the bonus was 41.
There was no winner of the €350,000 Lotto Plus One draw. The numbers were 3, 15, 16, 24, 40, 43 and the bonus was 33. There was also no winner of the €250,000 Lotto Plus Two draw. The numbers were 3, 6, 25, 26, 33, 39 and the bonus was 9.
Irish film takes gong
AN Irish short film has won a top prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
'Irish Folk Furniture', directed by Tony O'Donoghue, was awarded with the Best Animation accolade at the festival, which is currently taking place in Utah, America. The feature was made on a €150 camera bought on eBay and was filmed in Tipperary, where O'Donoghue is from.
Museum left stumped
A MUSEUM is stumped after an ancient stone cross and a war memorial plaque went missing. Donegal County Museum is seeking information on both the Glennagivney stone cross and also a First World War bronze plaque.
The last known location for the cross slab was Moville Parish Church, where it was on public display before it disappeared.
Disabled case fails
A DISABLED man has failed in a bid to take a discrimination case because a bus did not park close enough to a kerb to allow him board in his wheelchair. The High Court ruled Michael O'Callaghan could not bring a case over the incident.
This is because he should first have appealed an Equality Tribunal ruling, which found that his complaint about the alleged incident was inadmissible.
Generic pills get nod
A huge majority of people questioned in a survey – up to 96pc – said they would take a generic medicine if it was offered by a doctor or a pharmacist.
Generic versions of a drug can be made at a cheaper price once the patent of the branded medicine expires.
Fears on vetting wait
VOLUNTARY groups have warned that increased garda vetting times could discourage volunteers from working with children.
The organisations welcomed the introduction of new vetting legislation but warned that it must be accompanied by adequate resources. The current waiting time is between six and 12 weeks.