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Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O'Neill breaks leg

Sinn Fein vice-president Michelle O'Neill. Picture by Mal McCann

SINN Féin vice-president Michelle O'Neill has undergone surgery after breaking one of her legs at the weekend.

The former Stormont health minister is said to be recovering well following the incident.

Yesterday, Ms O'Neill took part in a panel discussion at St Mary's University College in west Belfast about Women and the Good Friday Agreement.

The event was part of the West Belfast Festival.

Sinn Féin has not disclosed any further detail about the incident.

"Michelle O'Neill suffered a leg break in an accident," a spokesman said.

"She underwent a procedure and is recovering well."

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