Single winner of €3.2m jackpot
THERE was one winner of the jackpot in last night's midweek lottery draw worth more than €3.2m.
The winning ticket worth €3,256,224 was bought in the south. The winning numbers were 1, 8, 15, 24, 27, 38 and the bonus number was 23. There was no winner of the top prize in the Lotto Plus One draw worth €350,000. The numbers drawn were 6, 10, 27, 36, 41, 44. The bonus number was 38. There was also no winner of the top prize in the Lotto Plus Two draw worth €250,000. The numbers drawn were 12, 21, 31, 32, 35, 45. The bonus number was 27.
Company laying off 32 electricians
THIRTY-two electricians are set to lose their jobs, it was announced yesterday.
Kirby Electrical employs 424 people nationally and has offices in Limerick, Dublin, Cork and Galway. A spokesman for the company said the 32 job losses were nationwide, and were as a result of the completion of different projects.
Aldi recalls water over bacteria fear
GERMAN retail giant Aldi has been forced to recall one of its products from its Irish stores over concerns about the possible presence of harmful bacteria.
The supermarket chain is calling on all customers who recently bought the 6 X 750ml sports cap multi-pack of Comeragh Still Irish Spring Water to return the product to their nearest Aldi store, where they will be given a full refund. The multi-pack is the only product in the Comeragh Irish Sports Water range to be affected.
Man held after gang raids homes
ONE man was in custody last night after house raids by a gang sparked a major cross-country hunt by the gardai yesterday.
The drama began at 2am when a four-man gang raided a house at Dartry Park in Cootehill, Co Cavan, where they stole a handbag and a car. An hour later, the same group is suspected of attempting to break into a house at Delvin, Co Westmeath. They were forced to flee after being disturbed by gardai. One man was later arrested and was being questioned at Mullingar garda station.
Teachers can avail of bicycle scheme
Revised arrangements for the 'Cycle to Work' scheme for teachers are being introduced by Education Minister Mary Coughlan.
The 2010 scheme closed for applicants in January, but teachers who return to work next month will be able to avail of it.