Diver's body recovered from sea
THE body of missing diver Billy O'Connor was found yesterday by naval divers searching the wreck of the Rising Sun.
The remains of Mr O'Connor, 47, of New Ross, were discovered around midday, east of the Saltee Islands. Billy O'Connor disappeared during a dive with colleague Harry Hannon 10 days ago as they searched for the missing skipper of the boat, Pat Colfer. Mr Colfer's body has not yet been found.
Woman released after stabbing A YOUNG woman who was injured in a stabbing incident in Shannon last Thursday has been released from hospital. Two Lithuanian brothers, who were seriously injured in the incident, remain in hospital in a stable condition. Gardai are waiting to speak to the two men as part of their inquiry.
No winner of ?4.4m Lotto THERE was no winner of last night's ?4,398,388 Lotto jackpot. Wednesday's jackpot will top ?5m. The numbers were 4, 9, 24, 25, 28, 36 (bonus 1).
There were six Match 5+bonus winners (12k); 112 Match 5 winners (?1,086); 426 Match 4+bonus (?89); 5,476 Match 4 (?39); and 7,810 Match 3+bonus (?16 each). The Lotto Plus Draw 1 numbers were 13, 17, 22, 25, 32, 38 (bonus 37). The Lotto Plus Draw 2 numbers were 12, 13, 18, 31, 33, 41 (bonus 9).
Meanwhile, the winning numbers in the stg£5m UK Lotto draw were 30, 20, 23, 48, 31, 25 (bonus 10).
Survivors' donations doubled IRELAND is to double donations to Pakistan to help the survivors of last month's massive earthquake. Department of Foreign Affairs Minister of State Conor Lenihan made the announcement on an official visit to the Kashmir region. An extra ?2m is to handed over immediately and a further ?3m will be dispersed in the New Year.
Seven-year delay for Gaelscoil A GAELSCOIL that was sanctioned by the Department of Education seven years ago has yet to find a permanent site, a Galway councillor said yesterday. Fidelma Healy Eames said: "We are trying to source a site for Gaelscoil de hIde in Oranmore, a school with a population of 200 pupils. In order to play safely,the pupils are released in shifts at playtime due to a lack of adequate space."
Visa lobby for Irish in US A NEW lobby group has been set up in America to help secure working visas for an estimated 25,000 illegal Irish immigrants. The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform is holding meetings in NY in the wake of President George Bush's recent commitment to tackle the country's huge illegal immigrant problem.
Irish Ferry workers say thanks THE four Irish Ferry workers staging a protest on board the firm's ship yesterday thanked the thousands of people who took to the streets on Friday to support them. An estimated 100,000 people attended rallies across the country.
Extra date for Little Britain A LIVE stage show of the hit TV show Little Britain sold out yesterday in 15 minutes, forcing organisers to add an extra date - although it is 10 months before comedians David Walliams and Matt Lucas take to the stage at the Point Theatre in Dublin. Little Britain Live is at the Point on September 21 & 22, 2006.
Oscar-winner leaves ?2.6m JOSEPHINE MacAvin, Oscar-winning film set designer, Belgrave Road, Monkstown, Dublin, who died on January 26, left estate valued at ?2,616,230 nett.
Other estates: Margaret Greene, retired flight officer, Portsalon, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, ?2,403,778. Anne Loton, Walshestown, Newbridge, Co Kildare, ?2,335,864. Margaret Warren, Hale Street, Massachusetts, and Castletownsend, Skibbereen, Co Cork, ?1,724,468. James (Hal) Kelly, farmer, St Brigid's Road, Edenderry, Co Offaly, ?1,195,419.
William O'Reilly, civil servant, Booterstown Park, Dublin, ?1,600,00. John Burke, insurance agent, Villa Park Avenue, Navan Road, Dublin, ?1,221,186. Rosemary O'Reilly, Clifton Lane, Monkstown, Dublin, ?999,206. Patricia Walsh, Mount Prospect Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin, ?956,722.
Amounts represent gross value, including property: Probate Office.
Correction IN a news report in some editions of last week's issue concerning the sale of the Ice House in Co Mayo, a photograph purporting to be that of Mr Pearse Farrell of Farrell Grant Sparks was used. The photograph was in fact that of Mr Pearse Flynn, a businessman. We apologise to Mr Pearse Flynn and to Mr Pearse Farrell for this mistake.