Wednesday 24 May 2017

Tributes paid to commissioner

Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy last night led the tributes to one of his predecessors, Eamonn Doherty (86), who died at the weekend. Mr Doherty, a native of Buncrana, Co Donegal, had 45 years of service and was commissioner from November 1987 to December 1988.

Mr Doherty also earned the distinction of becoming the first garda to train with the FBI and was the initial training officer at the new centre in Templemore in 1964. Mr Doherty's remains are being removed to Mount Argus Church at Kimmage Road tomorrow morning with burial afterwards at Mount Venus Cemetery in Rathfarnham.

Mystery winner of €3.3m jackpot

MYSTERY surrounds the winner of Saturday night's €3.3m Lotto jackpot, which was sold at a busy filling station in the east. Staff at the Topaz service station on the Dublin Road in Bray, Co Wicklow, said they had "no idea" who bought the winning €4 quickpick ticket on Saturday, which netted one lucky recipient €3,352,673.

The winner has 90 days to claim their prize. Last year some €20m went uncollected in lotto wins, including a €1m Euromillions prize bought in Co Kilkenny.

Finalists present life-altering ideas

SIX finalists will battle it out at Dublin City University today in the 'Making An Impact' competition, jointly organised by the Higher Education Authority and the Irish Independent.

It is designed to show how research being carried out in Ireland is changing, or will change, how we live, work or understand society. The six presenters were selected from hundreds who applied and their challenge is to show how their research will make the greatest difference to Irish life.

Irish Independent

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