The decision to lift a lifetime ban on gay men donating blood has been backed by Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster
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Lifting of gay blood ban gets First Minister Arlene Foster's support

The decision to lift a lifetime ban on gay men donating blood has been backed by Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster.

Health Minister Michelle O'Neill made the announcement on Thursday and Ms Foster said the decision was approved by the whole Executive and was supported by medical evidence.

As BBC News NI Political Correspondent Stephen Walker reports, it comes in a week when DUP Education Minister Peter Weir visited an Irish language school and Martin McGuinness went to the Somme.

  • 03 Jun 2016