Cpl Damian Flood, with an address at Scribblestown Avenue, Finglas, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis herb for sale or supply. He apologised to the court, saying he was “embarrassed” even to be there. “It was a moment of madness,” he said. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A Dublin Army corporal who told gardaí he bought cannabis to ease the pain of his dying wife will be sentenced later this month.Cpl Damian Flood (39) (...)