Evening top 5: Sessions recuses himself; location of winning Lotto ticket revealed

The top stories on Newstalk.com this evening

The US Attorney General has said he will not take part in any investigations into Russian interference in last year's election.

At a news conference, Jeff Sessions continued to draw a distinction between his conversations with the Russian ambassador in his role as a senator and his role in Donald Trump's campaign.

He said: "I have recused myself in the matters that deal with the Trump campaign.

"I feel I should not be involved in investigating a campaign I had a role in."

Mr Sessions, the President's senior law enforcement official, has been under fire since it emerged he met Russian ambassador to the US, Sergei Kislyak, during the presidential campaign in 2016.


Last night's winning Lotto ticket was sold at SuperValu in Knocklyon, Dublin 16.

The jackpot was worth €12.8 million - the largest jackpot of 2017 so far.

The winning ticket was a Quick Pick, while the numbers drawn were 2, 15, 19, 26, 37, 38 and the bonus number 39.

The National Lottery is urging the winner to sign the back of the ticket, and contact their prize claims team on 01-836-4444.


A committee of the European Parliament has voted to strip French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of her immunity from prosecution, citing tweets she shared that contained graphic images of violence by the Islamic State.

Le Pen, who leads her National Front party in the European legislature, is under investigation in France for posting three graphic images of Islamic State executions on Twitter in December 2015, including the beheading of American journalist James Foley.


The world’s only Flying Eye hospital has landed at Dublin Airport.

The aircraft is a fully functional hospital and training facility which travels to developing countries to treat various eye diseases and to train local doctors and nurses in its 46 seat class room.

Run by Orbis, an international charity fighting blindness around the globe, the MD-10 aircraft is on a promotional tour of Dublin and London to raise awareness of the work the charity undertakes in countries around the world.


A property which was at the centre of a long legal battle has been put up for sale.

Gorse Hill in Killiney, Co Dublin is on the market for an asking price of €8,500,000.

Brian O’Donnell and his wife Mary Patricia fought Bank of Ireland to keep the property, which was also ‘barricaded’ for a time by members of the so-called New Land League.