THE weekend Lotto jackpot is heading for €2.5m after the mid-week draw failed to produce a winner. The numbers were 2, 21, 28, 29, 37 and 43. The bonus was 31.
There was no winner of the top prize of €350,000 in the Lotto Plus 1. The numbers were 10, 25, 26, 35, 38 and 42. The bonus was 14.
There was no winner of the top prize of €250,000 in the Lotto Plus 2. The numbers were 17, 18, 25, 30, 36 and 43. The bonus was 11.
Pogues' 'Fairytale' back in the charts
FESTIVE favourite 'The Fairytale Of New York' is back in the UK charts 25 years after it was first released. The song, by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, which is regularly reissued ahead of Christmas, has made more than half a dozen appearances in the charts but has never been number one.
Projected sales figures from the Official Charts Company show it moving 15 places up to number 38 – making it the eighth year in a row that it has made the Top 40.
Sixth arrest in murder inquiry
DETECTIVES hunting the killer of a young father in a gangland-style shooting have made a sixth arrest. Darren Falsey (37) was shot and killed at his home in Carrigaline, Co Cork, on August 3, 2011.
Gardai arrested a 28-year-old man at his home in Carrigaline for questioning in relation to the killing.
He was taken to Togher garda station. This follows the arrest of a man in Limerick Prison for questioning two weeks ago.
The other individuals arrested were released without charge.
Man held over raid on cash van
GARDAI investigating an armed cash-in-transit robbery have arrested a man in his 20s.
It followed the hold-up of a security man collecting cash from a shop at the Scotch Hall shopping centre in Drogheda, Co Louth on Wednesday.
A sawn-off shot-gun was used as one raider grabbed a cash box containing about €8,000 and jumped into a getaway car with an accomplice at the wheel. No shots were fired and no one was injured.
Officers arrested a man in Drogheda last night. He is being held under the Offences Against the State Act.
Mr John Nagle
AN article in yesterday's Irish Independent inaccurately stated that Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank had obtained a judgment against Mr John Nagle, the former chief executive of card payment company Payzone, and his wife, Joan. This should have stated that the bank had sought judgment against the couple. We are happy to clarify this matter.