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Part of the brain, usually associated with memory, plays an active role in suppressing pain during times of stress, according to research carried out at NUI Galway.
An Oranmore man who gleaned information from the internet on how to grow cannabis plants admitted his “stupidity” and “naivity” at Galway District Court this week before being ordered to carry out community service.
A Polish man who told the district court in Ballyhaunis this week that he had saved up money to buy 26.56 grammes of cannabis which he used as pain relief for a knee injury had his sentencing adjourned for 12 months by Judge Mary Devins.
A man with 78 previous convictions had been caught ferrying drugs valued at €1,500, wrapped and ready for sale, to Galway city just hours after appearing before a court in Castlerea.
Some people were shocked, others nodded in a knowing manner when the news filtered through that there had been three local deaths last week and all of the deceased were heroin addicts.
The deaths last week of three heroin addicts in Kilkenny and one in Carlow has provoked an outpouring of grief from the local community, and has served to refocus public attention on community support services.
“I was only holding it for someone,” was the response given by a young Mullingar man when gardaí found close to €800 worth of drugs at his home.
“Ballina is a much safer place” was the message from Inspector Joe Doherty to the members of the Ballina Joint Policing Committee this week who reported a reduction in assaults in general by 24 per cent; assaults causing harm down 37 per cent, assaults on gardaí down 40 per cent and theft from persons fell by 50 per cent, with thefts from vehicles down 11 per cent on last year.
A 31-year-old man from Ballina was disqualified from driving for four years after being detected driving while under the influence of cannabis.
Two men facing similar charges of possession of heroin with intent to supply received very different sentences in the District Court this week (November 17), after the amounts involved and their differing efforts at rehabilitation, were made known.