A 57 year old father of nine who with two others entered the Newry Road Aldi store and stole €350 worth of goods, was given a six month suspended sentence at Dundalk district court last week.
The court heard Terence McDonagh, with an address at Castlemeadows, Ring Road, Trim, had 58 previous convictions and was serving a sentence in 2019 when he was served with a summons for the theft which dated back to June 11th 2018.
The Defence solicitor stressed that her client,who had the compensation in court, is now completely sober, hasn't come to garda attention since, and is taking medication for mental health difficulties.
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