Friday 17 November 2017

Lotto jackpot heading for €5m

The weekend lotto jackpot is heading for €5m after last night's draw failed to produce a winner. The numbers were 2, 3, 6, 14, 24 and 26. Bonus 38. One match five plus bonus won €25,000.

There was no winner of the the top €350,000 prize in the Lotto Plus 1. The numbers were 1, 2, 13, 14, 29 and 44. Bonus 42. One match five plus the bonus player scooped €3,500.

There was no winner of the €250,000 prize in the Lotto Plus 2. The numbers were 7, 22, 36, 38, 42, 44. Bonus 4.

Man on trial over journalist's death

A TRAINEE mechanic accused of killing journalist Eugene Moloney, who died after an incident in Dublin in June, has been sent forward for trial.

Mr Moloney, a former reporter with the Irish Independent, suffered a blow to the head on Camden Street in the early hours of June 24.

Gary Burch (21), of Kenn-ington Close, Templeogue, south Dublin, was charged two days later with the manslaughter of Mr Moloney. His case will be next listed for mention in December.

US court delays release of IRA files

THE US Supreme Court has delayed the release of Boston College's Belfast Project files. The taped interviews with IRA members may contain damning information about Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams.

They were conducted by author and journalist Ed Moloney and former IRA prisoner Anthony McIntyre.

The men are trying to block the handover of the interviews to the PSNI because they claim it could put their lives in danger. Yesterday the court agreed to extend a stay on the release of the files until November 16.

Officers on hunt for sex attacker

GARDAI trying to track down a violent sex attacker who raped a young woman have put out an appeal for help. The victim, in her mid-20s, was walking along Cookstown Road in Tallaght, Dublin, in the early hours of Sunday morning when she was attacked.

Anyone with information should contact gardai in Tallaght on 01-666 6000, the garda confidential line on 1800-666-111 or any station.

Irish Independent

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