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Monday 11 December 2017

Boy (14) lured man to robbery

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has admitted that he "set up" a delivery man by luring him into a robbery and then attacking him with a hurley.

Yesterday at the Dublin Children's Court, Judge Ann Ryan revoked the boy's bail and remanded him to a juvenile detention centre for educational, substance abuse, psychological and psychiatric assessments.

The boy had been warned earlier that he needed to co-operate with a project which helps youths with alcohol or substance abuse, but had not.

He had pleaded guilty earlier at the Children's Court to robbery and assault causing harm in the Bluebell area, in Dublin 12, on June 3 last year.



Visa turns off Olympic ATMs

OLYMPIC sponsor Visa has been accused of limiting visitors' access to cash by replacing 27 ATMs with just eight of its own outlets.

Visa confirmed it was replacing 27 ATMs at the London Olympic sites with eight which would run on its own system.

It understood Visa requested that the existing ATMs, which accepted all Link cards, were switched off and replaced with eight new machines which would only accept Visa cards.



Woman hit at ¤24m painting

A WOMAN who punched, scratched and slid her buttocks against a $30m (¤24m) painting by abstract expressionist Clyfford Still at a US museum has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Carmen Tisch (37) caused an estimated $10,000 (¤8,000) worth of damage to '1957-J No. 2'. An intoxicated Tisch then pulled down her pants, slid her buttocks against the painting and urinated on the museum floor.



Suu Kyi urges new caution

BURMA opposition leader and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi has urged the international community to exercise "healthy scepticism" as her country sheds half a century of military rule.

In a speech to the World Economic Forum in Bangkok, the Nobel Peace Prize winner said: "These days I am coming across what I call reckless optimism," adding that "healthy scepticism is in order".

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