A DUBLIN man with a drink problem who repeatedly shoplifted alcohol from supermarkets has been jailed for five months.
Paul Mooney (46), who stole beer and vodka from the stores, was sentenced after a judge remarked it appeared he had "fallen off some wagon".
Mooney, of Cappagh Avenue, Finglas, pleaded guilty to four counts of theft.
Mooney's solicitor, Matthew Kenny, said accused was attending a local clinic and had not drunk since Christmas Day. He understood that the court "may have no option" but to impose a custodial sentence, but Mr Kenny asked Judge David McHugh to limit whatever sentence he was considering.
"He appears to have fallen off some wagon somewhere in respect of his drinking habits," the judge remarked.
Bug strikes at top restaurant
More than 60 customers who dined at one of the world's top restaurants in Denmark say they got viral gastroenteritis from eating there last month.
The local food authority says it ordered a clean-up at Noma, which has two Michelin stars and is a three-time winner of the world's top restaurant in San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants list.
The government agency said it had investigated the restaurant in Copenhagen, after complaints from 63 customers. The restaurant has publicly apologised and has contacted the diners.