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Dad sold drugs in city pubs

A FATHER-of-two has been jailed for four years after he started selling cannabis to "get a few quid".

John Weekes (25), who was on social welfare, later told gardai in interview: "everyone is doing it, who doesn't?"

Weekes, of Kylemore Drive, Ballyfermot, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of 2.78kg of cannabis herb and 816g of cannabis resin, with a total value of €38,000, for sale or supply on April 12, 2011.

Garda Andrew Lyons told the court that the drugs were found in a shed after gardai forced open a lock on it.

Weekes was later questioned and took responsibility for the drugs. He said he had been selling them in pubs in the city centre.

Boy (15) on sex attack charge

A 15-year-old boy appeared in court yesterday charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

The youth, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is accused of sexually assaulting the girl, also aged 15, at the University of Limerick Sports Arena, Castletroy, on July 4, 2011.

The accused said nothing during the brief hearing before Limerick Children's Court and Judge Eugene O'Kelly adjourned the case to July 24.

Toddler's 15kg tumour surgery

MEXICAN doctors say they have successfully removed a 15kg benign tumour from the body of a two-year-old child.

Dr Gustavo Hernandez says the tumour was heavier than the child at the time of the June 14 surgery.

The child was born with a lump that eventually covered the right side of his body from his armpit to his hip.

Dr Hernandez says it took doctors at the La Raza Medical Center in Mexico City 10 hours to remove the tumour.

Prayer group is 'not gay cure'

THE president of a Christian ministry dedicated to helping people repress same-sex attraction through prayer is trying to distance the group from the idea that gay people can be "cured".

That is a significant shift for Exodus International, the 36-year-old Orlando-based group that boasts 260 member ministries around the US and world.