Wednesday 21 February 2018

Lotto heads for €3m

THE weekend Lotto jackpot is heading for €3m after last night's draw failed to find a winner. The numbers drawn were 16, 22, 31, 33, 34, 43 and the bonus was 20.

There was no winner of the top prize in the Lotto Plus 1 or Lotto Plus 2 draws. The numbers drawn in the Plus 1 draw were 14, 20, 27, 30, 32, 35 and the bonus was 39. The numbers drawn in the Plus 2 draw were 15, 17, 18, 33, 39, 45 and the bonus was 26.

Bid to save 40 jobs

SIPTU has met management at a chemical plant in north Co Dublin in a bid to save more than 40 jobs. Workers at the Lonza plant in Swords learned on Tuesday that management intends to end production at the facility by mid-May.

The plant makes chemicals for the cosmetics and paint industry. Over 40 people are employed at the site. SIPTU organiser, Michelle Quinn, who represents 23 of the workers, said: "If saving the jobs of our members proves impossible, the union will seek to negotiate redundancy terms which fully appreciate the long and valuable service these workers have provided to this company."

Fatal farm accident

TWO investigations are under way after the death of a farmer following an accident at his farm.

The 55-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died of his injuries when he was pinned up against a forklift while working in a shed on his farm at Ballyogan near Graiguenamanagh in Co Kilkenny around 1pm yesterday. It's understood he was alone at the time of the accident.

Gardai recover gun

A GARDA patrol has recovered a gun that was thrown out of a car being pursued because of a suspected driving offence. Officers spotted the gun being dumped by the side of the road as they followed the suspect car on the Ballinascorney Road, near Tallaght, Dublin, shortly before midnight on Tuesday.

The gardai managed to stop the car after a short chase and arrested the driver, who was aged 36 years and from the Brittas area.

Pedestrian killed

A woman was killed when she was struck by a lorry in Co Monaghan. The 59-year-old was hit as she crossed the road beside a pedestrian crossing at Main Street, Castleblayney, to a junction with the main Dublin/ Derry Road shortly before 1pm.

She was named locally as Loretta Corr, a single woman, who lived at the Crescent Housing Estate.

Irish Independent

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