A NIGHTCLUB security guard who got into her former home was looking for presents for her child, a court heard.
Kerrie Healy (28) was left without a conviction after a judge heard the incident arose out of a family matter.
The defendant, of Avondale Park in Mulhuddart, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to burglary.
The incident, contrary to the theft and fraud offences act, took place at Castlecurragh Heath in Ongar at an unknown time between July 4 and July 20 last.
Sergeant Maria Callaghan said Healy entered the house and took clothing and cash worth €100.
Sgt Callaghan said gardai obtained a search warrant and searched the defendant's home where a number of items were recovered The court heard that Healy has never been in trouble before.
Defence solicitor Simon Fleming said the incident took place at the defendant's former family home.
Mr Fleming said Healy doesn't live there any more but was looking to retrieve presents for her child.
The solicitor said that Healy, a single mother, is working as a security officer in a nightclub, and a conviction would impact on her ability to work.
Mr Fleming said Healy was also unlikely to come before the court again.
Judge Patrick Clyne struck out the matter.