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With the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown restrictions, 2020 has been a very difficult year for many.
But for Áine Kearns it has been particularly painful, as she lost her 18-year-old-daughter Anna to cancer in August.
With 2020 drawing to a close, Ms Kearns, from Cargan, County Antrim, has been reflecting on the past year.
“This year has been incredibly challenging, but conversely, Covid actually served to allow us to spend precious time as a family with Anna,” she told BBC News NI.
Ms Kearns has fond memories of her daughter – “she was very caring, incredibly witty and she spoke as she found things”.