Lotto heads for €3m
THERE was no winner of the €2.4m Lotto jackpot. The numbers were 7, 9, 10, 39, 42, and 43, with bonus 38. The Lotto Plus 1 numbers were 2, 19, 26, 34, 42, and 45, with bonus 40.
The Lotto Plus 2 numbers were 5, 10, 19, 27, 29 and 43, with bonus 18. There were no winners of either Lotto Plus jackpots. Saturday's Lotto jackpot is heading for €3m.
BROADBAND 'EXIT' BILLS
CONSUMERS can be hit with penalties of up to €250 if they exit broadband contracts early. Providers can charge up to €250 for leaving contracts early, yet 63pc of householders are unaware of exit penalties, a survey by price comparison site uSwitch.ie has found.
The early exit charge on Eircom's eFibre Advanced broadband is €240; it's €150 on UPC's Fibre Power 50 Limited; €240 on Vodafone Home; and €243.66 on Digiweb's 8Mb NGB Lite & Talk Off-Peak.
RECORDING THE DEAD
AN online database of 70,000 people buried at one of Ireland's largest cemeteries will be officially launched next month.
Staff from Limerick City Archives, in conjunction with the History Department of Mary Immaculate College of Education, have spent the past two years manually transcribing thousands of handwritten records of those buried at Mount St Lawrence Cemetery in Limerick between 1855 and 2008. The graveyard has been the primary place of burial in Limerick city since its opening in 1849.
&EURO;400K DRUGS HAUL
GARDAI have seized 500 cannabis plants, with an estimated street value of €400,000, from a commercial premises in west Dublin. The find was made by officers during a search of the premises at Crag Terrace in the Clondalkin industrial estate.
Also yesterday, gardai seized drugs worth up to a €250,000 from a gang led by a prime suspect for the murder of Real IRA leader Alan Ryan during a search on a car in the Ballymun area.
PROBE AS BODY FOUND
INVESTIGATIONS are under way after a badly decomposed body was discovered at a derelict house where it may have lain for several months.
A post-mortem will be carried out on the remains but gardai do not suspect foul play. One explanation being considered is that a homeless person may have used the building for shelter and may have died suddenly. The body was discovered yesterday at a derelict house at Royal Canal Bank West, Phibsboro in Dublin, shortly after midday.