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Niamh Costello introduces baby Reuben to his aunt Saoirse, who in turn introduces her new baby, Fiadh

Niamh Costello introduces baby Reuben to his aunt Saoirse, who in turn introduces her new baby, Fiadh

Friends Jennifer Ferguson, Charlene Dempsey, Rose McCann and baby Emma McCann meet for the first time in two months for a picnic in Cranmore Park, Belfast, yesterday

Friends Jennifer Ferguson, Charlene Dempsey, Rose McCann and baby Emma McCann meet for the first time in two months for a picnic in Cranmore Park, Belfast, yesterday

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Niamh Costello introduces baby Reuben to his aunt Saoirse, who in turn introduces her new baby, Fiadh

Two Co Londonderry sisters who had not seen each other since before the lockdown had an emotional reunion yesterday when they each saw the other's new baby for the first time.

Despite living just a few streets apart in Ballykelly, Saoirse Costello (30), a special needs classroom assistant, and her sister, Niamh (26), a nurse, have relied on phone and video calls to stay in touch for the past 10 weeks.

During that time, Saoirse gave birth to a baby girl, Fiadh, on March 9 and Niamh delivered baby boy, Reuben, on April 5.