A man who burgled a school asked a judge to send him back to prison to get help for his alcohol addiction.
Michael Ward, 24, pleaded guilty to stealing property worth €2,000 when he broke Gaeilscoileanna Buncrana on June 13th last.
Ward, from Red Row, Buncrana was out on bail at the time facing other burglary offences.
Gardai told Buncrana District Court that a laptop computers, a digital camera and fundraising money was taken during the road on the school at Castle Avenue.
When viewed, Ward, who was known to Gardai could be seen roaming around the school and carrying out the raid.
Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been before the courts since he was 24 and had a serious addiction to alcohol.
He had received some help for his addictions while in Castlerea Prison before but felt himself slipping again.
He said his client wanted to go back to prison to get back on a treatment programme again.
Judge Paul Kelly sentenced Ward to nine months in prison for the burglary and ordered that he get assistance in undertaking a treatment programme.