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Tiles ripped off roof in protest Financiers hit bad luck again

THE case of a youth accused of taking part in a rooftop protest, which caused damages costing €25,000 at a juvenile detention centre, is too serious to be dealt with in the Children's Court, a judge has held.

A 17-year-old was charged at the Children's Court with criminal damage to the Trinity House detention centre, in Lusk, on October 25, 2008.

Judge Clare Leonard heard that three youths, including the accused, climbed onto the roof of the centre where they began ripping off tiles and timber trusses, and throwing them at staff and gardai.

The teen was remanded to appear again on a later date, when he is to be returned for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Financiers hit bad luck again

They were blamed for wrecking the economy but now it seems bankers may have also wrecked their chances of finding love.

A Europe-wide survey asked 2,500 single women to rate the profession they found most attractive. And just 2pc voted for bankers.

Many women said they preferred men in creative jobs, with a third saying they would like to date a writer, musician or an architect.

Uniformed jobs also failed to impress, with just 9pc finding pilots attractive and 7pc liking policemen.