No winner of Lotto
THERE was no winner of the €3.4m Lotto jackpot, but more than 33,000 players won prizes in last night's draw. The jackpot is now heading for €4m after nobody picked the winning combination 5, 6, 12, 13, 25, and 30. The bonus ball was 32.
Nobody picked the Lotto Plus One numbers 5, 12, 14, 33, 34 and 42 – the bonus was 8. Neither did anyone win the top prize in the Lotto Plus Two draw, where the winning numbers were 11, 20, 32, 33, 38, 42 and the bonus 29.
'HI-TECH HUB' FORECAST
MORE than 40,000 jobs in the IT sector are on the cards here over the next five years, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has promised. He was announcing details of a new bill that would streamline the work permit system to make Ireland "the internet capital of Europe".
Mr Bruton said the forecast of some 44,000 IT sector jobs over the next five years reinforced Ireland's growing reputation as a hi-tech hub.
KEANE MURDER CHARGE
GARDAI have arrested and charged a man with the murder of Laurence Keane.
Mr Keane (56) was found seriously injured in a pedestrian laneway near Athy, Co Kildare, on July 18, 2013. He was pronounced dead later than night. Seamus Morgan (47), of The Holland, Athy, was charged yesterday at Newbridge garda station. He will appear before Naas District Court on April 30.
CCTV OF SHOP ATTACK
GARDAI are confident vandals who attacked staff and kicked in the front door of a shop on Dublin's O'Connell Street will be identified.
Images of the attack were revealed by the Irish Independent last week.
Detectives in Store Street are now understood to have obtained CCTV from several cameras. This will now be used to identify the half-dozen or so culprits captured shouting racial slurs at staff.
Mum takes son back
A DUBLIN mother has agreed to take back her teenage son who was arrested for carrying a knife after he allegedly vandalised their family home. The 16-year-old boy had been charged with criminal damage at his home in the city's southside last week. He is also accused of possessing a knife on the same date.
He had been granted bail with a condition that he was to stay off illegal drugs, obey a nightly curfew and reside at the home of another relative. At Dublin Children's Court yesterday, Judge John O'Connor heard that the boy's mother, who came to the hearing, is "happy to take him back back in the family home again".