No €2m Lotto winner
THERE was no winner of the €2m midweek Lotto jackpot last night. The numbers drawn were 8, 23, 24, 27, 35, 43 and the bonus was 30.
Over 24,000 players won prizes in the draw, including three winners of €25,000. There was no winner of the Lotto Plus One top prize of €350,000, the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 9, 13, 24, 32 and 16.
There was also no winner of the Lotto Plus Two top prize of €250,000. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 23, 35, 36, 39 and 3. Saturday's Lotto jackpot is now heading for €3.5m.
Post Christmas rush
OVER seven million items a day are being handled through the An Post sorting centres in Portlaoise, Athlone, Cork and Dublin. An Post normally handles 2.5 million items a day, which skyrockets to 7.5 million in the final week before Christmas.
Additional seasonal staff have been drafted in to help man the centres since the start of December.
Sex convict dentist
A DENTIST convicted of sexually assaulting a dental nurse at his surgery has withdrawn his appeal against a decision erasing his name from the list of registered dentists.
John Tait (61), of Glen House, Upper Rochestown, Cork, was found guilty by a jury at the Circuit Court last May of sexually assaulting the then 19-year-old woman at his surgery at St Patrick's Terrace, in Douglas, Cork, on December 20, 2006.
O'Gara court order
THE High Court has barred businessman Noel O'Gara from bringing any further legal actions in relation to Dartmouth Square in Dublin.
The order was made by Mr Justice Peter Charleton after he dismissed Mr O'Gara's application for an injunction against Tom Murray aimed at preventing the closure of the sale of the two-acre site.
Mr Murray is the official liquidator of a company co-owned by Mr O'Gara and his wife Naramon. The O'Gara company, Marble & Granite Tiles Ltd, bought Dartmouth Square in 2005 for about €750.
Man guilty over gun
A grandson of Independent Dublin city councillor and former Sinn Fein member Christy Burke has pleaded guilty possessing a Glock handgun and ammunition.
Ciaran Burke (20), of Ferrycarrig Park, Coolock, Dublin 17, pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to the unlawful possession of a 9mm Glock semi-automatic pistol and 13 rounds of 9mm ammunition at the N32, Coolock, Dublin 13, on July 2, 2012.