Lucky Lotto date
FRIDAY the 13th was unlucky for some – but not for the two winners who shared in last weekend's €2m Lotto jackpot.
The winning National Lottery tickets were purchased on Friday June 13 in Raheen Footstores in Raheen, Co Limerick, and Pettitt's SuperValu in Gorey, Co Wexford. Both winners are expected to come forward to claim their prizes at the National Lottery headquarters on Abbey Street in Dublin today.
VOTE ON BAUSCH DEAL
EMPLOYEES at pharmaceutical giant Bausch and Lomb have begun voting on a cutbacks 'deal' which could decide if it remains open in future.
More than 1,100 people working at the contact lens manufacturer in Waterford have been considering a set of proposals in recent days which management hope will shave €18.5m off payroll costs. A result of the secret ballot being conducted among union members should be known by tonight.
HOUSE HOTEL REOPENS
THE House Hotel in Galway will reopen under new management within six weeks, it has been confirmed.
The popular boutique hotel closed its doors earlier this month and was left entirely vacant. Receivers Crowe Horwath said the hotel would undergo a refit and reopen for trading within six weeks. It then hopes to rehire the 50 staff employed at the hotel prior to its closure. Aiden Murphy of Crowe Horwath said the receiver regretted any inconvenience caused to any guests who had made bookings.
'QUIET MAN' CAMPAIGN
THOUSANDS of people have signed a petition calling for the cottage made famous in the film 'The Quiet Man' to be added to the Record of Protected Structures.
Galway County Council has received 14 submissions, one of them an online petition of more than 8,300 signatures on the future of the cottage. The submissions will now be discussed at the council's September meeting.
HUSTINGS IN GALWAY
THE Labour party will hold the next in its series of leadership hustings in Galway city tonight.
Social Protection Minister Joan Burton and Junior Health Minister Alex White are competing for the position as party leader after Eamon Gilmore resigned last month. Galway's only sitting Labour TD Derek Nolan has backed Alex White's bid. The event takes place in the Clayton Hotel at 7.30pm this evening. The new leader will be chosen in July following a postal ballot of all party members.