No winner of jackpot
THERE was no winner of the mid-week Lotto jackpot of more than €6.2m.
The numbers were 5, 8, 11, 14, 23 and 34. The bonus was 10. There is now a €10m jackpot for Saturday's draw.
There was also no winner of the top prize in the Lotto Plus 1 draw, but one winning ticket sold in the south-east took the top €250,000 prize in the Lotto Plus 2 draw.
The Plus 1 draw numbers were 18, 21, 26, 32, 37 and 39. The bonus number was 45. In the Plus 2 draw, the numbers were 8, 19, 23, 33, 42 and 44. The bonus number was 38.
ONE-FIFTH LEFT TO PAY TAX
AROUND one million people have registered for the property tax but one in five still have to do so with a week left until the deadline, Finance Minister Minister Michael Noonan said.
Mr Noonan told the Oireachtas Finance Committee yesterday that just under 60pc of the total have filed their returns but could not provide a breakdown on how many had accepted the Revenue's valuation.
DOG owners will be compelled to have their animal microchipped under a new Bill.
Under the Animal Health and Welfare Bill, micro chipping will be mandatory by 2015. It also outlaws attending and recording dog fights, and the practice of docking or cutting dogs' tails. It will allow the courts to bar individuals convicted of serious animal welfare offences from keeping animals.
O'HARA'S LAST GOODBYE
SCREEN legend Maureen O'Hara will make an emotional farewell to her fans tomorrow in what is expected to be her last-ever public appearance.
The 92-year-old Irish actress is the guest of honour at a two-day celebration in Iowa in the US for her most famous former co-star, John Wayne. 'The Quiet Man' star will discuss her professional relationship and lifelong friendship with the iconic Wayne.
BROTHERS GO MISSING
Three Irish brothers are at the centre of a nationwide search in the UK after going missing from London's Traveller community.
British High Court Family Division judge Mrs Justice Theiss said 13-year-old twins Martin and Christopher Joyce and their 11-year-old brother Daniel have been missing since Tuesday. They were on their way to meet their mother Mary Ellen Joyce who planned to take them home to Ireland, but they absconded from the foster carer accompanying them and have not been seen since.