No winner of €3m Lotto jackpot
THERE was no winner of the midweek Lotto draw for a jackpot of €3,137,164. The numbers were 5, 9, 11, 13, 28 and 43. The bonus was 36.
There was no winner of the top €350,000 prize in the Lotto Plus 1. The numbers were 3, 6, 9, 24, 30 and 38. The bonus was 10. There was also no winner of the top €250,000 prize in the Lotto Plus 2. The numbers were 16, 18, 20, 23, 29 and 37. The bonus was 21.
€19m toll profit in seven months
THE €1bn M3 motorway from Clonee to Kells in Co Meath made a €19m profit from tolls in its first seven months.
The 50km road carried an average of 21,004 vehicles per day in the seven months after its opening near the end of last year. The Eurolink company that runs the road is jointly owned by Irish firm Siac Construction Ltd and a subsidiary of Spanish company Ferrovial.
Charge dropped in neglect case
A JUDGE yesterday withdrew a charge of reckless endangerment against a woman and her partner who have denied neglecting her elderly mother.
Eleanor Joel and Jonathan Costen, of 37 Cluain Dara, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, were charged with unlawful killing by neglect and reckless endangerment of Evelyn Joel between December 1, 2006 and January 6, 2007. Both accused now face one charge of unlawful killing by neglect of Evelyn Joel.
Slab Murphy loses trial challenge
CO Louth man Slab Murphy has lost a challenge to the constitutionality of a law that decrees tax charges against him must be dealt with by the non-jury Special Criminal Court rather than by the ordinary courts.
Thomas "Slab" Murphy (60), of Ballybinaby, Hackballscross, Co Louth, is being prosecuted on nine charges of failing to furnish tax returns for the years 1996-1997 to 2004 after an investigation by the Criminal Assets Bureau.
€3,000 damages for faded tattoo
A MOTHER of one was awarded damages in court yesterday for an arm tattoo that became infected and later faded.
Breda Murray, of Ballybough Parade, Finglas East, Dublin, sued Romanian Cristian Gherman, who trades as 13 Fat Catz, Ashgrove Mall, McKee Avenue, Finglas, Dublin, in the Circuit Civil Court on the grounds the tattoo of her daughter Ashley's name had been poorly done. Mr Justice Matthew Deery, awarding Ms Murray €3,000 damages in the case, said he was satisfied the tattoo had been poorly done.