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HSE ordered to court

A JUDGE has asked the HSE to send a representative to court to explain what care it can provide to a teenager facing crime spree charges.

Dean Wells, from Cill A Oire, Killylastin, Letterkenny, has admitted duping a pensioner into handing over her bank card after posing as an ESB worker after seeing a similar crime in a TV soap opera.

He also stole a car from a man visiting his dying brother at Sligo Hospital last April and made off without paying for petrol at eight forecourts.

Judge Paul Kelly told Letterkenny District Court that he wanted a HSE representative there tomorrow to explain lack of care being provided to the 19-year-old who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome.

Fassbender as Jobs

IRISH actor Michael Fassbender is in talks to play Apple founder Steve Jobs in a new film about his life.

Director Danny Boyle is looking for a new lead for the film after British actor Christian Bale dropped out of the high-profile project.

The film will take the form of three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple's famous product launches.

Other famous names once attached to the project include Leonardo DiCaprio and 'Gone Girl' director David Fincher.

Travellers in protest

THREE Traveller families have held a protest at Galway City Hall over the council's failure to provide them with emergency accommodation.

Parents and their seven children live at a site at Doughiska with no running water or electricity.

Margaret O'Riada of Galway Traveller Movement said an emergency response was needed.

Gangsters sought

ASPIRING actors are being sought for a gangster film that will be shot on location in Cork and Dublin next summer.

The production, which is being led by Hollywood actors Joe D'Onofrio and Robert Arensen, involves a plot where a criminal returns to Ireland following the death of his wife.

His return immediately triggers a gang war.

Vomiting bug

Visiting restrictions have been put in place at two major hospitals to help curtail the spread of the winter vomiting virus.

The HSE has appealed to the public not to visit University Hospital Limerick or University Hospital Galway and not to bring children to the hospitals.

Irish Independent