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A Tralee mother-of-five has been banned from entering Lidl for five years, following her conviction for theft at the store.

Tralee courthouse31-year-old Margaret Harty, whose address was given as Tralee Holiday Lodge, Mary Street, was handed down a two-month suspended sentence.

Margaret Harty admitted stealing two pairs of leggings and two tops, worth €50, from Lidl on February 16th but told Tralee District Court she ‘didn’t mean it’.

She was also convicted of driving with no insurance, and permitting a child under 17 to travel in the car without wearing a seat belt.

Judge James O’Connor imposed a three-month sentence for the driving with no insurance offence but suspended this on condition she doesn’t drive any vehicle in a public place without adequate insurance for five years.

She was fined €175 for the seat belt offence.

Judge O’Connor also disqualified her from driving for three years.