The weekend Lotto jackpot is heading for €4m after last night's draw failed to produce a winner.
The numbers were 5, 22, 27, 28, 37 and 41. The bonus was 8. The jackpot was €3,313,707. There was no winner of the top €350,000 prize in the LottoPlus1. The numbers were 10, 32, 33, 38, 39 and 43. The bonus was 4. There was no winner of the top €250,000 prize in the LottoPlus2. The numbers were 7, 19, 22, 31, 34 and 43. The bonus was 21.
College appoints new president
The National University of Ireland Maynooth ( NUIM) has appointed Professor Philip Nolan as its president.
Prof Nolan is currently registrar, deputy president and vice-president for academic affairs at University College Dublin where he has been central to a modernisation programme that has seen it rise in international rankings to become one of the world's top 100 universities. Prof Nolan will take up his new position in August.
Man quizzed over fuel laundering
CUSTOMS officers backed by gardai have uncovered a large oil-laundering plant.
The plant near Hackballscross, Dundalk, Co Louth, had the capacity to launder an estimated 7.5 million litres of fuel a year with a potential loss of annual revenue to the exchequer of about €4.5m. Officers also seized 25,000 litres of laundered fuel when they raided the plant yesterday morning. Equipment for laundering was dismantled and taken away. Gardai arrested a man in his 20s and he was being questioned last night as inquiries were being stepped up into the find.
Litter louts can't be named
A LOCAL council has been warned that it cannot "name and shame" offenders in its battle against litter louts.
The directive was issued to Clare County Council by the Department of the Environment who said it would be illegal.
Dead horses found beside estate
CHILDREN were confronted with the horrific sight of two dead horses behind a busy housing estate on their way to school yesterday.
One of the horses was left tied to a stake and had eaten all of the grass within his reach in a field in the Tullow Road area of Carlow town. The animals more than likely starved to death after weeks of exposure to the elements. Animal welfare officers later removed the carcasses.