One lucky winner scoops over €3m
A LOTTO ticket bought in the south last night scooped a jackpot of €3,088,033.
The numbers were 7, 13, 21 31, 36 and 42; bonus 15. There was no winner of the top €350,000 prize in the Lotto Plus 1 -- numbers 2, 5, 20, 31, 41 and 43; bonus 38. There was no winner of the top €250,000 prize in the Lotto Plus 2 -- numbers 4, 18, 26, 30, 40 and 41; bonus 45.
Grandson of ex-SF man on IRA charge
A grandson of Dublin city councillor and ex-Sinn Fein member Christy Burke appeared before the Special Criminal Court yesterday charged with IRA membership and possession of a pistol and ammunition on July 2.
Ciaran Burke (20), of Ferrycarrig Park, Coolock, Dublin, was remanded in custody until next Friday. The court heard he made no reply when charged. Christy Burke attended the court hearing.
€15,000 for boy (5) injured in bank
A FIVE-YEAR-OLD schoolboy who gashed his head on a door in a bank after tripping on a carpet has received a €15,000 settlement.
Cillian Welsh, of The Avenue, Highlands, Drogheda, Co Louth, was with his father James Welsh in a Bank of Ireland branch at Laurence Street, Drogheda, when the accident happened in May, 2009, the Circuit Civil Court heard. The boy, who was two at the time, received stitches and was left with a 1cm scar.
Boat ran aground twice in 48 hours
A lifeboat crew assisted 15 people on board a cruiser after it ran aground for the second time in two days late on Tuesday night.
The same passengers -- 10 adults and five children -- were on board the 40ft cruiser on both occasions.
Fire service pumps water into hospital
The fire service was called in to provide a major hospital with water yesterday after a main supply line burst leaving thousands of homes and dozens of business affected.
Fire crews used water tankers to fill tanks at Ennis General Hospital, which was cut off while efforts continued to repair the damaged line.
Drug dealer was 'helping society'
A DRUG dealer who claimed he was selling narcotics to raise people's mood "during today's gloomy climate" has been given a suspended three-year sentence.
Michael Tighe (37) of Kenilworth Square, Rathmines, Dublin, told gardai he did not see himself as a drug dealer because he only sold to friends at parties.