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Sunday 20 April 2014

Lotto to hit €3.5m

The Lotto jackpot is heading for €3.5m this weekend after there was no winner of last night's €3,007,930 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 2, 9, 10, 18, 23, 35 and the bonus was 7. There were no Match 5+ bonus winners.

There was no winner of the €350,000 Lotto Plus 1. The numbers were 4, 9, 21, 24, 26, 40 and the bonus was 1. There was no winner of the €250,000 Lotto Plus 2. The numbers were 9, 16, 18, 30, 34, 37 and the bonus was 3.

Right to die appeal

THE Supreme Court will give judgment next Monday on the appeal by terminally ill Marie Fleming against the rejection of her challenge to the blanket ban on assisted suicide. The appeal by Ms Fleming (59), who is in the final stages of MS, was heard in February. In reserving judgment, the Chief Justice said the case raised "important constitutional issues".

Ms Fleming wants orders which would allow her be lawfully assisted in fulfilling her wish of taking her own life at a time of her choosing.

Teen goes missing

A YOUNG girl disappeared after she was dropped off at a shopping centre by a friend. Shanice McGovern (14) has been missing since April 18. She was living in the Walkinstown area of Dublin.

Shanice had been dropped off at Tallaght's Square Shopping Centre at 5.30pm – the last time she was seen. She was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a navy hoody and a cream body warmer. She is around 5ft tall, of petite build and blonde. Anyone with information has been asked to call gardai on 01-6666200 or 1800 666 111.

Airport taxi expensive

A taxi journey from Dublin Airport into the city centre ranked amongst the most expensive in the world, according new survey. The journey was found to cost €24.86 – putting Dublin in the 12th spot in a league table of the most expensive airport taxi rides in the world.

Judging the travel on a cost-per-kilometre basis however, the most expensive taxi ride in the world was found to be in Norway. Visitors to Oslo will pay €86.17 to travel the distance from Garermoen Airport to the city centre.

Vomiting bug warning

Beaumont Hospital has introduced visitor restrictions in an effort to control an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

Norovirus, the gastrointestinal equivalent of the common cold, is circulating at Beaumont Hospital, St Joseph's Hospital Raheny and the Raheny Community Nursing Unit.

Irish Independent

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