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Weekend Lotto heading for €2.5m

The weekend Lotto jackpot is heading for €2.5m after last night's draw failed to produce a winner.

The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 23, 26, 31 and 45. The bonus number was 4. The jackpot was €2m.

There was no winner of the top €350,000 prize in the Lotto Plus 1 draw. The numbers were 1, 4, 14, 22, 43 and 44. The bonus was 33.

There was one winner of the top €250,000 prize in the Lotto Plus 2 draw. The ticket was sold in the east and the numbers were 15, 23, 30, 31, 41 and 45. The bonus was 2.

Man dies after being hit by car

A pedestrian was killed early yesterday after being struck by a car at a busy intersection. The 56-year-old man, believed to live in the local area, died of his injuries in hospital after he was struck by a car while crossing Amiens Street across from Dublin's Connolly Station at around 1.10am.

The driver of the car was said to be deeply traumatised by the accident but was otherwise uninjured. A section of Amiens Street was closed off yesterday morning as forensic investigators examined the accident site.

Investigation into death of prisoner

A PRISONER serving time for possession of drugs died in hospital yesterday from a suspected drugs overdose after he was found unconscious in his cell.

James Kinsella (30) had been serving a six-year sentence for drug possession. He was discovered unconscious in his cell by staff at Mountjoy Prison at about 7.30am yesterday. It is understood he was alone.

New hope for Vita Cortex sit-in staff

FACE-to-face talks are expected within 24 hours to try and end the bitter 112-day Vita Cortex sit-in.

Vita Cortex owners agreed last night to a Labour Relations Commission (LRC) proposal for mediation talks.

The move comes two weeks after SIPTU said it was prepared to support such negotiations on behalf of the 32 protesting Cork workers.

Ryanair gives no weight to rumours

RYANAIR hit out at reports yesterday that is is encouraging its cabin crew to lose weight in an attempt to save on fuel costs.

It was reacting to reports that the airline is encouraging its mostly young, female cabin crew to stay trim in order to reduce overall aircraft weight and the associated fuel costs. But spokesman Stephen McNamara denied the airline has any such policy and doesn't have a "weigh-in" for its crew.

Irish Independent