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Mother's Day and St Patrick's Day celebrations could delay full return of schools, warns O'Neill


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Bear with us a little longer, O'Neill says amid fears over Mother's Day and St Patrick's Day (Presseye/PA)

Bear with us a little longer, O'Neill says amid fears over Mother's Day and St Patrick's Day (Presseye/PA)

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Bear with us a little longer, O'Neill says amid fears over Mother's Day and St Patrick's Day (Presseye/PA)

Too much celebrating on Mother’s Day and St Patrick’s Day could delay any potential return to full-time education for thousands of young people, Michelle O’Neill has warned.

The Deputy First Minister said that people still need to be “very careful” with two big dates in the calendar coming up over the next few days.

Asked during Thursday’s Covid-19 briefing in Dungannon if there was a danger that plans for school returns would be affected if restrictions were flouted, Mrs O’Neill said: “Yes, that’s why we’re appealing to the public to be very careful.


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