Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley recovering well after hospital stay

Ian Paisley and his wife eileen
Image caption Ian Paisley shares a cup of tea with his wife Eileen

The former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley is recovering well at home after his recent treatment in hospital for a heart condition.

Lord Bannside was admitted to the Ulster Hospital on 5 February and spent almost two weeks in intensive care.

He was released from hospital on 28 February.

On Friday, the family released some pictures. They show the 85-year-old relaxing at home with his wife Eileen.

The former moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church fell ill less than a fortnight after preaching his final sermon as a church minister.

Lord Bannside stood down as first minister in 2008 and ended 60 years of full-time ministry in January.

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