Lotto's top prize heading for €3.5m
The weekend Lotto jackpot is heading for €3.5m after the mid-week draw failed to produce a winner. The numbers were 4, 5, 9, 20, 27 and 31. The bonus was 34. The jackpot was €3,031,935.
A ticket sold in Dublin won the top €350,000 prize in the Lotto Plus 1. The numbers were 12, 14, 21, 29, 30 and 39. The bonus was 32. There was no winner of the top prize of €250,000 in the Lotto Plus 2. The numbers were 13, 19, 36, 37, 42 and 45. The bonus was 41.
Gunman shoots at wrong house
A COUPLE narrowly escaped injury after a gunman targeted their home by mistake. Up to two shots were fired at the semi-detached house off Cork's Old Youghal Road.
The shots were apparently aimed at the kitchen window -- but gardai suspect the gunman singled out the wrong property.
Car registrations up 10pc in October
THERE was a 10pc surge in the number of new cars licenced in October compared to the same month last year. However, car dealers said this did not signify a significant upturn in business as it amounted to less than 10 extra cars being sold in each county.
Some 2,442 new cars were licensed in October, some 226 more than in October 2011, new Central Statistics Office figures show. However, sales for the year so far are down almost 13pc to 74,061.
Jury in solicitor trial discharged
A jury in the trial of a former solicitor accused of deception has been discharged because of a legal issue. A new jury is to be sworn in today and the trial is expected to begin tomorrow before Judge Mary Ellen Ring at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Heather Perrin (60), of Lambay Court, Malahide, Dublin, pleaded not guilty to deceptively inducing Thomas Davis to bequeath half of his estate to Sybill and Adam Perrin at an address on Fairview Strand on January 1, 2009.
Curse of Macbeth strikes yet again
THE curse of Macbeth has struck again. More than 400 secondary students had to be evacuated from the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork during a performance of William Shakespeare's famous play after a chimney fire in an adjacent building.
The play is famous because of its historic curse which is rooted in its witchcraft content. The production was able to resume once the blaze was put out.