Twitter Facebook NewsLocal NewsJudge describes drug issues as worryingBy admin – April 20, 2009 409 Previous articleViewers voted Celia most stylish woman on TVNext articleExperience the ancient art of Threading admin Print Linkedin Email A LIMERICK District Court Judge has described as “worrying” the increase in instances where members of the public attempt to pass drugs to prisoners while in custody in Limerick Prison. Judge Tom O’Donnell’s comments came as a 27-year-old woman appeared before a sitting of Limerick District Court charged with bringing a controlled substance into Limerick Prison contrary to Sec 15(c) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The county Limerick woman appeared before Judge O’Donnell where the court was told that the accused allegedly attempted to pass 55 tablets to a prisoner during a visit.The arresting officer, Garda Colleran, told the court of prison officers apprehending the woman as she attempted to orally pass the tablets to a prisoner.Defence solicitor, Sarah Ryan, addressed the court following hearing details of the incident and noted that the drug in question was prescribed to the woman for pain relief following a very bad car accident in which she suffered injuries to her back.Judge O’Donnell noted that these types of offences are on the increase and worryingly, many go undetected and are very serious.“I must congratulate and praise the work of the prison officers and the gardai in this incident as these types of crimes are on a very serious rise.“I’ve noted at least three or four of these in the early parts of this year and its something that could get out of hand very easily.“I must also say that the doctor in question would be very disappointed to know that a patient of theirs would be obtaining tablets, pain killers in this instance, and keeping them to pass on to others.“These are disturbing times for such crimes but I do take into account the early plea and the co-operation offered by the accused. I also note the seriousness of the mitigating factors for the defendant”.Marking the facts of the case proven, Judge O’Donnell issued that a probation report be submitted to the court and subsequent to that, issued bail terms of 100 euro to the accused.The court will hear the findings of the report on June 11. WhatsApp Advertisement
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In a huge move set to bolster the organisation, exceL Esports has announced OMEN by HP as its headline sponsor, as well as the Greater London-based OMEN House that will serve as living quarters for the organisation’s League of Legends team.ExceL made the announcement on Friday 2nd March in a comical video posted to YouTube, featuring players from the League of Legends team giving a tour of the house and showing off their new OMEN gear.Kieran Holmes-Darby, Managing Director of exceL Esports, said: “We are thrilled to be working with OMEN by HP. They are solidifying themselves as the most recognised brand within the esports industry and it is an honour to help them achieve that status here in the UK. Having OMEN as our headline sponsor legitimizes the work we do here at exceL. Their hardware has transformed our Gaming House on the outskirts of London into something very special. The OMEN House is one of a kind in UK esports!”In an article posted on their website, exceL states that as part of its partnership, “the OMEN House will be kitted out with the best gaming PCs on the market allowing the players to have a competitive edge and even create some great content along the way.”ExceL is currently competing in a variety of titles, most notably including its League of Legends team in the ESL UK Premiership and its representatives in FIFA, Street Fighter V and Rocket League for Gfinity’s Elite Series.OMEN has been making a name for themselves in esports in recent years with various partnerships; Immortals, the Gfinity Elite Series and the OMEN by HP Bootcamp are just a few examples of their commitment to fully integrating the brand into the esports industry.Kieran Holmes-Darby, MD of exceL is one of a number of speakers at our one day Esports Insider Super Forum at Stamford Bridge on March 22nd. Holmes-Darby will be discussing the value of team ownership in esports alongside a stellar cast of Team Vitality CEO Nicolas Maurer, Code Red Co-Founder Ben Woodward, and RFRSH Entertainment CEO Nikolaj Nyholm. Esports journalist Mike Stubbs will moderate. Find out more about the event here. Esports Insider says: It’s great to see OMEN expanding their operations in esports, especially with such a prominent and recognisable UK organisation as exceL. With the promise of improved practice and content, we’re interested to see how this sponsorship helps exceL improve and grow.