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Teen 'preyed upon tourists'

A 16-YEAR-OLD teenager suspected of preying on tourists was remanded in custody yesterday after he was charged over a violent mugging of a woman, in Dublin city centre.

The woman, a foreign national, was punched to her head, left bruised and in shock, following the robbery early yesterday, Judge Clare Leonard heard at the Dublin Children's Court.

Garda Kieran Hickey objected to bail, saying the teen would re-offend and that his family were unable to control him. Judge Leonard remanded the teenage boy in custody to appear again today when he was due in court on a separate robbery charge, for which the DPP's directions have been sought.

Will star Prince be in court?

Popstar Prince will be under the spotlight today at a €1.6m High Court legal action over the cancellation of his planned Croke Park show.

Promoters MCD are suing the Purple Rain singer for financial loss and damage to commercial reputation after he pulled out just days before the show in summer 2008.

It is not yet known whether the star will show up for the four-day case at the Commercial Court.

Cheney clear after heart pain

Former vice president Dick Cheney was hospitalised after experiencing chest pains, an aide has said.

The aide said that Cheney (69) was resting comfortably at George Washington University Hospital and his doctors were evaluating the situation.

Cheney has a history of heart problems, including four heart attacks starting at age 37.

Office tensions stirred by men

Trouble is brewing in the nation's workplaces after a new report today accused men of "conning" women colleagues to make more than their fair share of tea.

A study of 3,000 workers revealed that women made more than three times as many cuppas for male colleagues as men make for them, stirring up tensions.

Two thirds of men invented bogus reasons for not making a cup, while one in four sneaked off to pour themselves a cup of tea on the sly, the survey claimed.