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N. Irish First Minister to temporarily stand aside

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N. Irish First Minister to temporarily stand aside

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Northern Ireland’s embattled First Minister is to step aside temporarily in a bid to clear his name over a sex and finance scandal surrounding his wife.

Democratic Unionist leader Peter Robinson will hand over to party colleague Arlene Foster for six weeks.

Iris Robinson obtained 55,000 euros from developers to help her teenage lover set up a cafe.
Accused of failing to declare the loans, her husband says he knew nothing of her financial dealings.