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€2m Lotto not won

THERE was no winner of the €2m midweek Lotto jackpot last night. The numbers were 16, 25, 31, 39, 40, 43 and the bonus was 1. One player won €25,000 in the draw.

There was no winner of the Lotto Plus One top prize of €350,000. The numbers drawn were 5, 10, 13, 29, 37, 41 and the bonus was 8.

Nor was there a winner of the Lotto Plus Two top prize of €250,000. The numbers were 12, 15, 21, 23, 28, 42 and 5. Saturday's Lotto jackpot is now heading for €2.5m.

Nanny murder charge

IRISH nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy will appear before a US superior court today, charged with the first-degree murder of a toddler in Boston earlier this year.

The 34-year-old Cavan native, who has been living in Boston for several years, is in custody and has already appeared before a district court judge over the death of a one-year-old girl, Rehma Sabir, who was allegedly in her care.

Today she will be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court, Massachusetts, on charges of murder in the first degree and assault and battery on a child causing bodily injury.

DIT re-appointment

Professor Brian Norton has been re-appointed as president of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) for a further term starting this September, after an international competition that attracted 32 candidates.

Prof Norton, who has held the position since 2003, is heading up some major projects for DIT, including plans for a DIT-led Dublin Technological University, also involving IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown, and a unified campus on the former Grangegorman hospital site on the north side of the city.

Hospital visits banned

A complete visiting ban has been imposed at Dungarvan Community Hospital to halt the spread of the winter-vomiting bug.

Exceptions will be made for the families of critically ill patients but a spokesperson said that children were strictly prohibited from visiting the hospital.

Auction of hotel items

The entire contents of the Montrose Hotel in Dublin 4 are to be sold at auction. Public viewing will be allowed for two days before the auction takes place on Saturday, April 27.

The building has been sold and will not be used as a hotel in the future. According to the organisers, highlights will include old Waterford Crystal chandeliers, leather sofas, club chairs and high-quality art. There will also be quality bedroom and dining-room furniture.

Irish Independent