In brief: Jobless father (31) stole food
A JOBLESS plumber who is struggling to support his partner and five young children stole €180 of meat and drink from a supermarket because he thought he could sell it and make a few euro.
Carl Byrne (31) said he was desperate at the time of the offence, and was extremely embarrassed by his behaviour.
A judge ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing to next January.
The defendant, of Moreen Close in Sandyford, admitted before Dun Laoghaire District Court to a single charge of theft at Superquinn, Ballinteer on April 18.
Judge Clare Leonard said Byrne's behaviour was "slightly crazy".
Drunk wrecked hotel's flowers
A PUB-GOER pulled up a flower bed and threw it on the ground outside a hotel after he was kicked out for his drunken behaviour.
Anthony Byrne (28) threatened staff, and roared and shouted abuse at them.
Judge James McDonnell ordered Byrne to complete the offender reparation programme and adjourned sentencing to January.
The defendant, of Bawnlea Avenue in Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour on August 1 at the Maldron Hotel, Whitestown Way.
A charge of damaging a flower bed was struck out after Byrne paid €300 for the damage he caused.
Teen reveller punched youth
A TEENAGE reveller walked over to another youth and punched him in the face as he drunkenly thought they had rowed over a girl inside a nightclub, a court heard.
Ice cream delivery man David Murray (19) had been drinking for 12 hours as it was his granny's 60th birthday and he had been at her party.
A judge adjourned the matter to December for sentencing, telling Murray that he should pay €1,000 compensation to the victim.
Murray, of Brookview Park in Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour on July 25 last at Belgard Square, Tallaght.