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Police deal with parties in the Dream Apartments Obel 64 tower in Belfast

Police deal with parties in the Dream Apartments Obel 64 tower in Belfast

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Police deal with 7 floors of parties in the Dream Apartment Obel 64 block in Belfast on May 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Police deal with 7 floors of parties in the Dream Apartment Obel 64 block in Belfast on May 17th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police deal with parties in the Dream Apartments Obel 64 tower in Belfast

"It's like Mumsnet are running the Executive," complained one male wag on Twitter who believes that Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill are adopting a far too cautious approach to lifting lockdown.

There was no dramatic change of course yesterday as the First and deputy First Ministers announced only the most minor easing of the restrictions at their Stormont press briefing.

Churches can now open for private prayer. Golf and tennis can restart. Drive-in cinemas, concerts and theatres will be allowed.