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Portlaoise man stole six bottles of Jameson whiskey

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Bottles of Jameson whiskey stolen along with a pack of Bulmers cider

Bottles of Jameson whiskey (image for illustration) stolen along with a pack of Bulmers cider

A Portlaoise man who stole six bottle of Jameson whiskey and a pack of Bulmers cider has been told to gather €200 in compensation.

Nigel Comerford, 39, of 42 Glenbarrow, Ballyfin Road, Portlaoise, was before Portlaoise District Court on June 6, facing charges of the thefts from SuperValu in Lyster Square, Portlaoise.

He is charged with taking the cider on May 10 this year, to the value of €12, and the whiskey the next day on May 11, to the value of €182.94.

Defence, Josephine Fitzpatrick said that it was “not the norm” for him and proposed that he pay compensation.

Mr Comerford has five previous convictions which are for traffic offences.

Judge Catherine Staines put the case back to September 19 for a probation report. The judge also directed that €200 in compensation be paid by the defendant to the shop.