Friday 19 January 2018

Weekend Lotto jackpot to hit €3m

The weekend Lotto jackpot is heading for €3m after last night's draw failed to produce a winner. The numbers were 1, 3, 4, 7, 27 and 34. The bonus was 36.

There was no winner of the top prize in the Lotto Plus 1. The numbers were 1, 4, 19, 20, 30 and 42. The bonus was 9. There was no winner of the top prize in the Lotto Plus 2. The numbers were 2, 23, 24, 33, 39 and 40. The bonus number was 6.

Bar Council elects chairman

SENIOR Counsel David Nolan has been elected to serve as the chairman of the Bar Council, the ruling body for barristers. Mr Nolan was elected unopposed to the post last night.

The married father of three succeeds senior counsel Paul O'Higgins and he will hold the post for two years.

Vandal ploughs protected beach

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has launched an investigation into who ploughed a protected beach. An area more than 250 metres long by 50 metres wide was tilled on Murvagh beach near Donegal town.

A wildlife ranger yesterday consulted local landowners in a bid to trace the offender, who can be prosecuted.

Council appoints new manager

MEMBERS of Limerick city council have approved the appointment of their new manager who will also oversee the establishment of the joint Limerick local authority.

Conn Murray will be in charge of both Limerick city and Limerick county councils until they merge in 2014, when he will become the manager of the new local authority.

Immigrants make up 6.5pc of public

ALMOST 300,000 immigrants from other EU countries now live in Ireland, making up 6.5pc of the total population. Ireland has the fourth highest proportion of foreign EU citizens when compared to our European neighbours.

According to new figures, Luxembourg recorded the highest proportion at 37pc of its total population, followed by Cyprus at 13pc and Belgium 6.8pc.

Pat O'Mahony

In an article in yesterday's Irish Independent concerning GOAL, a photograph of Mr Pat O'Mahony, chief executive of the Irish Medicines Board, was mistakenly used instead of a photograph of Mr Pat O'Mahony, chairman of GOAL.

We are happy to correct this and apologise for any embarrassment caused.

Irish Independent

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