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Thursday 14 December 2017

No winner of €3.1m Lotto

Saturday's Lotto jackpot is heading for more than €4m after no one won the top prize in last night's midweek draw.

The winning numbers for the jackpot of €3,141,140 were: 6, 7, 8, 22, 24, 41 and bonus number 35.

The winning numbers in the Lotto Plus One draw were: 5, 20, 29, 36, 40, 45 and bonus 7. There was no winner. The numbers in the Lotto Plus Two draw were: 8, 10, 22, 23, 27, 43 and bonus 6. Again, there was no winner.

Iceland to open four new stores

Frozen foods giant Iceland is planning to create 200 Irish jobs with the opening of four new stores.

Iceland withdrew from the Irish market five years ago but opens a new store today in Coolock, Dublin, with the creation of 40 jobs. Three other Iceland stores due to open this month are in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, Ashbourne, Co Meath, and Tullow, Co Carlow.

Woman (94) spent days on trolley

A 94-year-old woman yesterday spent her third day on a trolley at the biggest hospital in the west of Ireland. Chronic overcrowding at University Hospital Galway brought services at the hospital almost to a standstill.

Over 50 patients were on trolleys in the emergency department -- two of them were there for five days.

Home closure will force 28 to move

Up to 28 elderly residents will be transferred to a new home following a decision to close the HSE-run Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit in Co Laois.

The HSE confirmed yesterday it would be closed on phased basis because of the failure to meet standards due to its physical structure and also reductions in staff.

Boy has surgery for firework injury

AN 11-year-old school boy had to undergo surgery for a serious hand injury after a firecracker went off in the pocket of his pants. Gardai in Limerick are trying to trace the source of the illegal Halloween firecracker.

The boy underwent emergency surgery on his right hand at the Cork University Hospital.

Eamon Gilmore

On Monday, October 31, the Irish Independent incorrectly stated that Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore got into a shouting match on RTE with former AG and PD leader Michael McDowell. This was due to a production error and we are happy to clarify the matter.

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