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.
MARGO HEART ATTACK
Irish country star Margo O'Donnell (pictured) has revealed she suffered a heart attack after the recent death of her beloved mother Julia.
The sister of entertainer Daniel O'Donnell said a build-up of stress and anxiety brought on the attack which struck about two weeks after their mum passed away on May 18. Margo (63) expressed relief that medics have told her she has suffered no long-term damage and is now under doctors' orders to "take things easy".
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 the 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.
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 with bookings.
CYCLIST SERIOUSLY HURT
GARDAI have arrested a 32-year-old man after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision yesterday afternoon.
The incident occurred on the N81 Tallaght Bypass at Jobstown, Dublin, at about 2.15pm. The cyclist, a 36-year-old man, was brought to Tallaght Hospital where his condition was last night described as "serious".