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was re­cov­ered with the ex­cep­tion of one bot­tle, cost­ing €13.99, which had bro­ken. McQuil­lan has 63 pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions. His so­lic­i­tor Eleanor Kelly added he has had a se­vere ad­dic­tion to al­co­hol since the age of 13.

He has been sober since he went into cus­tody on 23 Septem­ber, and was look­ing for a chance.

How­ever, Judge Mitchell noted pro­ba­tion or­ders and sus­pended sen­tences in the past don’t seem to have had the de­sired ef­fect.

He sen­tenced McQuil­lan to two months, back­dated to 23 Septem­ber, for the of­fence at Lidl and took the other mat­ter into con­sid­er­a­tion.

‘He got chances all along. At some stage the road runs out,’ the judge re­marked. Nove­me­ber, 2017.

Derek Brady (54), of the same ad­dress, is charged with bur­glary with a fire ex­tin­guisher, also at 32 Wood­view Park on the same date.

A 45-year-old man ac­cused of a num­ber of drugs of­fences has had his case ad­journed and been re­manded on con­tin­u­ing bail to 28 Novem­ber.

Jack Kerry, 114 Many­down Close, Red Barns Road, is charged with pos­ses­sion of co­caine, pos­ses­sion of MDMA, pos­ses­sion of cannabis, pos­ses­sion of cannabis for sale or sup­ply and cul­ti­vat­ing genus of cannabis plants with­out a li­cence at 114 Many­down Close on 5 April, 2018.

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