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First Minister urges Northern Ireland public to enjoy freedoms but be sensible

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First Minister urges Northern Ireland public to enjoy freedoms but be sensible

First Minister urges Northern Ireland public to enjoy freedoms but be sensible

Northern Ireland’s First Minister has urged the public to enjoy their new freedoms, but to be sensible.Arlene Foster was speaking as she visited the Strand Arts Centre in east Belfast along with deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill.


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