Sunday 8 December 2019

€7m Lotto jackpot

SATURDAY'S Lotto jackpot is heading for €7m after last night's fund of just over €6m failed to find a winner. The numbers drawn were 4, 14, 17, 19, 36, 42 and bonus was 34.

There was one winner in the midlands of the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €350,000. The numbers drawn were 2, 12, 17, 34, 37, 39 and the bonus was 10. There was no winner of the Lotto Plus 2 draw. The numbers were 3, 9, 10, 13, 16, 26 and the bonus was 15.

Luas and car collide

TRAFFIC on Dublin city's main thoroughfare was brought to a halt following a collision between a car and a Luas tram.

Four people travelling in a Ford Focus were taken to hospital as a precaution after the collision at the junction of Abbey Street and O'Connell Street. The car came to a stop in the pedestrian central median on O'Connell Street. The intersection was previously the scene of a major collision involving a Luas tram and a bus in 2009.

U2 album date

U2 are aiming to release their new album in September. Larry Mullen Jnr, the band's drummer, revealed the date in an interview with DJ Dave Fanning, which is due to be aired on his 2fm show on Saturday.

It comes after singer Bono last month revealed the working title for the album was '10 Reasons To Exist'. It will be their 13th studio album.

Railway crossing hit

A railway line was closed temporarily after a level crossing was struck by a car.

The incident occurred on the main Limerick to Ennis rail line at Calluragh, between Cratloe and Sixmilebridge in Co Clare. No one was injured in the collision. Buses provided transport instead.

Keane in UL post

Writer and broadcaster Fergal Keane has been appointed a professorial fellow at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Irish Studies.

The nephew of playwright John B Keane began his career in the 'Limerick Leader' and also worked in the 'Irish Press' and RTE before joining the BBC in 1989, where he now covers international affairs.

Kerryman turns 100

Kerryman Michael Fleming celebrated his 100th birthday and reflected there was no comparison between modern times and the country he grew up in. Mr Fleming, who was born in Kilcummin near Killarney on January 9, 1913, reflected: "There was awful poverty when I was growing up and hardship. They were awful times."

Irish Independent

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