Actor who stole food for family in court again
AN actor who stole groceries to feed his family has appeared in court again on road traffic offences.
Joe Purcell (58) sparked conversation last October after he admitted stealing groceries for his children's breakfast after a temporary problem with the family's child- benefit payments.
He was back up in court again this week accused of a number of road-traffic offences.
Mr Purcell, of Donomore Park in Tallaght, appeared before Tallaght District Court accused of driving without insurance or a licence as well as not having road tax on November 7, 2012.
Gda Sgt Carmel Henry said she had no instructions in relation to the summonses, his details were all in order, and the judge struck the summonses out.