a Dublin resident has won the latest €1m Prize Bonds jackpot. The massive prize is awarded in the last draw of every second month (February, April, June, August, October and December) and replaces the normal weekly top prize of €50,000.
Other cash prizes awarded each week include 10 of €1,000, 250 of €100 and more than 6,000 of €50.
The winning bond number for the €1m Prize Bonds Millionaire draw is RC 183032 and it was bought in 2012.
Court denies Harris appeal
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris (84) has lost the first round of his bid to appeal against his convictions for a string of indecent assaults.
However, it is still open to the Australian to renew the application before three judges at the Court of Appeal.
The artist and musician was convicted of 12 indecent assaults at London's Southwark Crown Court on June 30 - one on an eight-year-old and a catalogue of abuse against his daughter's friend over 16 years.
Second pilot in alcohol arrest
A second pilot in three days has been arrested over concerns about alcohol levels in his body. Ian Jennings (47), of Gosport, Hampshire, was arrested at Norwich Airport after landing a commercial chartered plane.
He has been charged with performing an aviation function when the alcohol in his breath was over the prescribed limited. He was released on bail to appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court on November 13.
The charge comes after a Flybe pilot was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on Tuesday.
World tourism numbers jump
Worldwide tourist numbers increased 5pc in the first eight months of this year, with northern Europe one of the highest growth areas.
UN World Tourism Organisation statistics showed 781 million visits were made globally from January to August based on visitors staying at least one night in a foreign country.
This was 36 million more than in the same period last year, before the Ebola crisis deepened.