€3m jackpot won
THERE was one winner of the €3,016,645 midweek Lotto jackpot. The winning numbers were 2, 11, 14, 25, 30, 34 (27). The winning ticket was sold in the south-east.
There was no winner of the €350,000 Lotto Plus One top prize. The winning numbers were 3, 9, 11, 29, 31, 34 (38). There was also no winner of the €250,000 Lotto Plus Two draw. The numbers were 11, 16, 22, 23, 34, 45 (5).
THE widower of murdered Michaela McAreavey is to receive an unreserved apology, "significant" damages and legal costs from the company that owns the 'Irish Daily Mail'. John McAreavey issued High Court proceedings in Belfast against Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited after the 'Irish Daily Mail' published stills from CCTV footage of "an arguing couple" in the hotel where Ms McAreavey was murdered.
The couple were Germans. The Irish Independent has learned the case will come before the High Court in Belfast this morning.
Taxi driver appeal
GARDAI are eager to talk to a taxi driver who dropped off a young woman moments before she was allegedly sexually assaulted.
The woman was attacked just metres from her house in Leighlin Road, Dublin, after she was dropped off by the driver at 11.55pm on February 14. She had taken the taxi from the Village in Camden Street in Dublin's city centre. Gardai stressed that the driver is not a suspect, and hope he may be able to help.
Byrne's wedding joy
BROADCASTER Claire Byrne has insisted that she and fiance Gerry Scollan want to savour their engagement and are taking their time in planning their nuptials.
The RTE presenter told the Irish Independent of her delight. "Both myself and Gerry are really happy," the Laois-born anchor said. "We've made no wedding plans yet and just want to enjoy this part of the story."
Kelly accused in court
A man charged with the murder of criminal Eamon Kelly has appeared via video link at the Special Criminal Court. Sean Connolly (34), of Bernard Curtis House, Bluebell, Dublin 12, was charged with murdering Kelly last December 4.
He appeared yesterday via video link from Portlaoise Prison and the court was told the book of evidence had been served. His counsel applied for a remand until April 17 to allow the defence to consider the book of evidence. Mr Justice Paul Butler remanded Mr Connolly in custody until April 17.