Weekend Lotto jackpot to hit €7m
THE weekend Lotto jackpot is heading for €7m after last night's draw failed to produce a winner. The numbers were 9, 27, 31, 39, 42 and 45. The bonus was 1. The jackpot was €6,054,039.
There was no winner of the top €350,000 prize in the LottoPlus1. The numbers were 6, 19, 21, 24, 32 and 37. The bonus was 29. There was no winner of the top €250,000 prize in the LottoPlus2. The numbers were 1, 2, 7, 12, 22 and 43. The bonus was 13.
Parents warned to get vaccine
HEALTH campaigners are warning parents that they are failing to properly protect their infants against a dangerous form of meningitis.
They are not completing the full course needed for the vaccine to protect against the killer Meningitis C, leaving them vulnerable to the infection. It is given to infants at four months, six months and at 13 months. The numbers of parents who are neglecting to get the final shot is increasing.
99-year drive ban extended
A man who had been banned from driving for 99 years five years ago has now been banned for another 20 years. The latest ban is to run concurrently with his 99 year ban.
Derek Robinson (28), Lismulladuff, Killygordon, Co Donegal, admitted at the District Court to stealing two cars worth a total of €16,000 in separate villages. He also admitted being in possession of a stolen pub charity jar with €400 in it. He is currently serving an eight-mo nth sentence.
Farmers team up with GAA
THE Irish Farmers' Association is linking up with the GAA to help tackle social isolation in rural areas.
The two organisations held a seminar in Croke Park yesterday to discuss expanding the GAA Social Initiative, which aims to reach out to elderly and isolated individuals.
'Mad Men' writer set for festival
THE writer of one of TV's most popular shows will impart some of her knowledge to audiences at the upcoming Dingle Film Festival in Co Kerry.
Emmy Award winning Lisa Albert, writer and producer of 'Mad Men', is coming to Dingle to take part in a creative screenwriting panel.
Other artists confirmed to take part include scriptwriters Mark O'Halloran, who wrote the screenplays for 'Adam and Paul' and 'Garage', and Marc Flanagan of the 'Tracy Ullman Show'. The event runs from March 17 to 20.