A YOUNG woman who stuffed CDs down her jumper and walked out of a shop without paying for them said her life had been ruined by a serious assault six years ago.
Karen Dooley (29) said she drank every day after the assault as she struggled to recover from it.
A judge ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing to a date in September, telling Dooley that she will benefit from the help of the probation service.
Dooley, of Deerpark Lodge in Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to stealing five CDs, worth €83. on April 7 last year.
Driver hurled abuse at garda
AN ANGRY motorist who hurled abuse at a garda when she refused to return an impounded car has been bound to the peace for a year for a public order offence.
Daniel Quinn (22) turned up to get his car back at a Garda station after it had been seized and told the garda "f**k you, you stupid bitch" when she demanded a full licence.
Quinn, of Our Lady's Road, Dublin 8, had pleaded not guilty to breach of the peace on January 20, 2009. He was bound to keep the peace and fined €250.
'Danger' teen goes missing
GARDAI have been ordered to find a 14-year-old boy with a history of violence and inappropriate sexual behaviour after he went missing yesterday from health board accommodation.
Mr Justice George Birmingham ordered he then be detained at a secure facility.
The teen has been in more than a dozen placements in both Ireland and the UK but none so far have met his needs, a social worker told the High Court.
In an incident at one such placement facility, he locked a female member of staff in a room, put a rope around her neck and threatened to rape her in an hour-long ordeal.
In another incident, he glassed a member of staff in an effort to leave a facility.
The court heard the boy suffered trauma as a result of being sexually and physically abused at a young age.