Wednesday 21 March 2018

No winner of €4.5m Lotto pot

THERE was no winner of last night's Lotto jackpot of almost €4.5m. The winning numbers were 5, 6, 17, 21, 38 and 41. The bonus number was 39.

There was no winner of the top Lotto Plus One prize. the winning numbers were 4, 6, 15, 21, 39 and 45. The bonus was 29. There was no winner of the Lotto Plus Two draw. The numbers drawn were 1, 6, 9, 11, 20 and 40. The bonus number was 39.

Passenger killed in single-car crash

A WOMAN in her 60s was killed yesterday following a single-vehicle crash in Co Kilkenny.

She was a front-seat passenger in the car that left the link road between the Dunbell Interchange and the M9 motorway at Templemartin, Co Kilkenny, at about 6.40pm. The driver of the car was taken to hospital but her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Wilde poem fetches €18,000

A rare, signed first edition copy of 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol' by Oscar Wilde sold for over €18,000 at an auction yesterday -- more than €5,000 above the guide price.

The book, which was snapped up by a mystery bidder at the auction in Christie's in London, had been expected to sell for €13,000. This particular copy of Wilde's epic poem is exceptionally rare. It is one of only 20 first edition so-called 'presentation' copies, which Wilde signed and presented to friends.

Medical company creates 80 jobs

EIGHTY jobs are to be created by a medical device company in the mid-west. Teleflex Medical, which manufactures catheter and other tubing devices, plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Limerick where 143 staff are currently employed.

The €10m investment will be in the areas of new buildings, machinery and equipment. The jobs will be created over the next five years. About 65 of the new jobs will be in high-end manufacturing.

New cross-border deal on forensics

Forensic science is to become a key weapon in the battle against crime after a cross-border deal was approved yesterday.

An agreement to boost co-operation between all of the forensic agencies operating on the island was signed by Justice Minister Alan Shatter and his Northern counterpart, David Ford. The two met in Co Armagh to review a range of issues from youth justice to support for crime victims.

Irish Independent

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