PEOPLE are being urged to give up a few hours of their time to good causes as this year's National Volunteering Week gets under way.
Comedian PJ Gallagher, who volunteers as a motorbike courier for emergency blood supplies, urged people to volunteer in their communities. Prospective volunteers can register with volunteer.ie.
NO JACKPOT WINNER
THERE was no winner of Saturday night's Lotto jackpot worth €6,001,389.
The winning numbers were 5, 13, 22, 24, 33, 38 and the bonus number was 26. The Plus 1 numbers were 3, 6, 10, 26, 36, 41 (bonus 29) and the Plus 2 numbers were 10, 13, 32, 33, 35, 37 (bonus 20).
TRUMP PROTECTS RESORT
US billionaire Donald Trump has moved to protect his €15m Irish luxury golf course investment from the ravages of global warming.
Ahead of his first visit to his newly purchased Trump Doonbeg golf resort today, Trump's Irish firm has lodged plans with Clare County Council to help halt further coastal erosion to his course.
MEMORIAL FOR FIONA
THE family of missing woman Fiona Pender told how a new memorial unveiled in her hometown remains a "testament to their spirit".
It is almost 20 years since the 25-year-old hairdresser was last seen at her apartment in Tullamore in August 1996. Her younger brother John, who designed the stone sculpture, said, "it means the world to my family and to the friends of Fiona."
US network NBC has cancelled Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers' 'Dracula' series after just one season.
The 10-part series was a re-telling of Bram Stokers 1897 classic text featuring Rhys Meyers and starring former 'Ballykissangel' actress Victoria Smurfit. The drama pulled in average ratings in the US but it fared better in the UK with an average audience of 476,000 on Sky Living.
EROSION HITTING TOURISM
EROSION has made it impossible to access parts of Ireland and is damaging tourism around the country, according to the Irish Uplands Forum.
The forum – which includes people who live, work and hike in the uplands – will call on the Government to invest in recreation in the uplands at its conference in Waterford later this month. "Erosion is leaving pathways impossible to walk on," said board member Sean Byrne.