Man airlifted after cycling accident
A 49-YEAR-OLD cyclist is recovering in hospital after he had to be airlifted by the Irish Coast Guard following an accident in Clare.
The man, thought to be from Co Limerick, had been participating in the An Post Tour de Burren cycling event when he was involved in an accident at Ballyella Hill near Fanore on Saturday morning. He was airlifted to Cork Airport and taken by road to Cork University Hospital.
Town abuzz over mystery winner
STAFF at the Mace shop at McDermott's Terrace on the Carrick Road in Dundalk, Co Louth, said the town is buzzing after the winning ticket in Saturday's €2m Lotto jackpot was sold at the shop.
"Everyone is coming in and trying to figure out who bought it," shop assistant Laura Murray, (21), told the Irish Independent last night. The shop is on a winning streak after also selling a ticket worth €25,000 a few weeks ago. The winning numbers for Saturday's draw were: 19, 22, 27, 33, 40 and 44. The bonus number was 43.
Ambulance takes to the skies again
THE emergency air ambulance operation is expected to resume early this week, following a helicopter crash in Co Tipperary.
The Emergency Aeromedical Service was abruptly grounded last Tuesday after the Air Corps Eurocopter EC-135 crash-landed in a field near Borrisoleigh after apparently clipping power lines.
President cheers theatre marathon
PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina were among those who gave Druid Theatre a standing ovation after cast members endured a marathon nine-and-a-half hours on stage at the Hampstead Theatre in London on Saturday.
The theatre company is staging 'DruidMurphy' as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Three plays by Galway playwright Tom Murphy were performed in succession, starting at 1.30pm and finishing after 11pm, with breaks along the way.