Tallaght grandmother pleads guilty to theft of clothes from Penneys

By Brendan Grehan

A GRANDMOTHER who stole clothes from Penneys was sentenced to 120 hours community service by Tallaght Court.

Judge Patricia McNamara heard that Margaret Doran has 61 previous convictions including 12 for theft.

Tallaght court close up

Doran, aged 45, with an address at Bawnlea Avenue, Tallaght, pleaded guilty to stealing clothes worth €44 from Penneys, Rathfarnham Shopping Centre, on June 24, 2016.

Sergeant Michael Ahern said that the goods had been recovered in saleable condition.

Doran’s solicitor, Eddie O’Connor, said his client wanted to apologise for her actions. He said Doran is now a grandmother and realises that she “has a very bad past”.

Judge McNamara sentenced Doran to 120 hours community service with four months jail in default.

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