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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Lotto heading for rollover of €6.5m

SATURDAY's Lotto jackpot is heading for €6.5m after nobody picked the winning numbers last night. The numbers in the main draw were 1, 24, 26, 27, 32, and 33 and bonus 35.

In the Lotto Plus One draw the numbers were 3, 8, 27, 33, 40 and 42 -- the bonus was 18 but nobody won the top €350,000 prize. The Lotto Plus Two numbers were 14, 16, 21, 38, 40, 44 and bonus 24. There was no winner of the top prize of €250,000.

Young mechanic dies in car crash

THE parents of a young mechanic were mourning the death of their only son yesterday after a car crash just two miles from home.

Alan Donnelly from Killenard, Co Laois, was killed when his car crashed into a ditch shortly after midnight near Ballybrittas, close to his home. There were no passengers in the car and no other vehicle was involved. Emergency services immediately rushed Mr Donnelly to the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise, where doctors later pronounced him dead.

Irishman in attack fights for his life

ST Patrick's Day celebrations in Sydney, Australia, were muted yesterday as one young Irishman fought for his life in hospital.

Paddy Fox (29), pictured, a native of Kildorrery in Co Cork, is on a life-support machine after the incident outside a bar near Coogee on Sunday evening. His family was yesterday understood to be travelling from Cork to be by his bedside.

Job ban 'is risk to welfare of pupils'

THE well-being of pupils is being put in jeopardy as a result of a ban on filling middle-management posts in second-level schools, according to a coalition of parents, teachers and school management bodies.

The Post Primary Education Forum (PPEF) has called for urgent clarification on a recent statement by Education Minister Batt O'Keeffe that he intends to address the impact of the moratorium on schools. Jim Moore, of the PPEF and who is also president of the National Parents Council (Post Primary), said that schools had been unable to fill posts of responsibility left vacant.

Irish Independent

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