Three heroin dealers have appeared in Cork courts this week facing various charges for the possession and sale of the drug.
It follows significant concern expressed in Cork in recent weeks over the use of the drug and the impact it is having on the city.
The unrelated cases have all come before the courts in Cork in the past few days.
In court on Wednesday, a 33-year-old man was told he will be sentenced on November 18 for dealing the drug in Cork.
Keith Heaphy of 59 Kerryhall Road, Cork, confirmed at Cork Circuit Criminal Court on Wednesday his plea of guilty which he had previously signed.
Judge Brian O’Callaghan adjourned sentencing and remanded the accused in custody.
The accused signed pleas of guilty to charges of possession of Diamorphine, better known as heroin, and having the drug for the purpose of selling or supplying it.
The charges related to the drugs seizure made from the defendant on May 18, 2018, at Gurranabraher garda station.
Separately, a Dublin woman who admitted a heroin-dealing charge in Cork will be sentenced in February 2020.
Ann Marie Cooling appeared at Cork Circuit Criminal Court where she was arraigned.
She pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of Diamorphine for the purpose of sale or supply to others.
The offence relates to a drug seizure at Parnell Place on September 3 2016.
Cooling, 37, with an address at Belvedere Place, Dublin, had the case against her adjourned by Judge Brian O’Callaghan until February 7 next.
Also on Wednesday, a man caught with €35,000 worth of heroin at an apartment in Cork City was told he will be sentenced on November 14.
Garda Michael Walsh of Anglesea Street garda station arrested Michael Veale, 39, in relation to the stash of Diamorphine (heroin) at the apartment at Charlemont Terrace, Wellington Road, Cork, on April 17.
At Cork Circuit Criminal Court, Michael Veale confirmed his plea of guilty to charges of having the drugs for sale or supply to others and a similar count where the value exceeded €13,000, thereby allowing for a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Judge Brian O’Callaghan remanded Veale in custody until November 14 for sentencing.