Drunk dad took beer and cider without paying

Published 26/07/2014 | 12:00

TWO cases of Budweiser and two bottles of cider were stolen when a drunk 42-year-old Dundalk man left a store without paying for them.

John McDonagh, 47 Market Street, admitted taking the drink from Tesco Long Walk on June 29. The items were recovered and were able to be sold again.

Solicitor Miska Hanahoe said her client, a father of two, was drunk at the time of this offence. He has two previous convictions for public order offences. Judge Flann Brennan gave him the benefit of the probation act, but warned McDonagh: 'If you can't afford something, you can't afford it, you can't just take it'.

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