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26/05/2015

First Minister In Stable Condition Following Suspected Heart Attack

First Minister Peter Robinson is in a stable condition in hospital following a suspected heart attack.

Mr Robinson was taken to the Ulster Hospital on Monday morning and was later transferred to the Royal Victoria Hospital.

A statement from the hospital said: "Mr Robinson underwent a procedure this morning and is currently recovering in the RVH. He and his family have requested the need for privacy from this point onwards."
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SDLP Leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell has extended his thoughts and prayers to the DUP Leader.

Dr McDonnell said: "I am very sorry to hear that Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has been taken into hospital this morning.

"I would like to extend the thoughts, prayers and best wishes of both myself and my SDLP colleagues to Peter Robinson and his family at this stressful time. I wish Peter a full and speedy recovery."

(CD/JP)

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