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Lotto jackpot set to hit €2.5m mark

THE weekend Lotto jackpot is heading for €2.5m after last night's draw failed to produce a winner. The numbers were 4, 12, 14, 37, 41 and 43. The bonus was 26.

There was one winner of the top €350,000 prize in the LottoPlus1. The numbers were 7, 11, 34, 35, 36 and 38. The bonus was 16. There was no winner of the top €250,000 prize in the LottoPlus2. The numbers were 15, 16, 27, 34, 37 and 44. The bonus was 6.

Mary Davis to run for presidency

SPECIAL Olympics chief Mary Davis will announce her plans to be a candidate for the Presidency this morning.

The managing director of Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia had been linked with a number of parties as a potential candidate, but she plans to run as an Independent candidate. She has written to all city and county councils to seek a nomination.

Priest steps down after rape claims

A parish priest accused of fathering a child after raping a girl in Kenya three decades ago has stepped down from his ministry. Fr Kevin Reynolds, who denies the claims made in a 'Prime Time' investigation broadcast on RTE, has stepped down in Ahascragh in east Co Galway.

Probe into death in garda custody

THE Garda Ombudsman Commission has launched an investigation into the death of a man in garda custody early yesterday morning.

The man was named as Hugh Brien (52), with an address at Orchardstown Drive, Rathfarnham, Dublin. He was arrested under the Public Order Act at 10.20pm on Tuesday and was taken to Store Street station.

Gunman makes escape on bicycle

A gunman used a bicycle to make his getaway yesterday after shooting a pub customer in with a shotgun.

The attack happened at the Cabra House pub at Fassaugh Road, Cabra, Dublin. The gunman appeared to single out one customer, Darren O'Hora (23), who was hit by pellets in the shoulder.

Irish Independent