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Steal at home, judge tells thief

A DISTRICT court judge has told a "compulsive" thief to "go and steal" in her home county.

Margaret Home was jailed for a month for stealing jewellery at various locations in Sligo.

In handing down sentence at Sligo District Court yesterday, Judge Kevin Kilrane told her he was now leaving her "to the tender mercies of Judge Mary Devins in Mayo".

Home (54) has an address at 15 St Muredach's Terrace in Ballina, Mayo.

"Go home to Mayo," the judge said. Home admitted the offences.

Irish Independent