McGuinness resigns from NI executive as green energy scandal deepens

Northern Ireland's deputy first minister Martin McGuinness is to resign over Arlene Foster's refusal to step down.

Sinn Fein's desire to rewrite the past and put "more soldiers and security forces in the dock" is behind the collapse of the Northern Ireland executive, DUP MP Nigel Dodds has said.

- It also reports on the likelihood of a snap election in Northern Ireland after Martin McGuinness' resignation as deputy first minister exposed a widening gulf between his party and the Democratic Unionists over the handling of a public spending scandal.

While the NI Executive were attempting to increase consumption of heat from renewable sources, flaws in the scheme's subsidy rate left it open to abuse as claimants could earn more money the more fuel they burned.

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Sinn Fein have one week to appoint a replacement for McGuinness but have indicated they will not, making it likely that Brokenshire will have to step in to dissolve the local assembly and call a new vote. "I implore him to do what he can to establish a full inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 before an election is called". He continued: "It ensures no immediate consequences for Arlene Foster, no emergency legislation to cap costs and no investigation into potential corruption".

Political chaos in Northern Ireland gives a chance to "set the record straight" about a "witchhunt" of British Army veterans in the province, an ex-minister has claimed. Mrs Foster also oversaw its operation for nearly three years as Minister for Enterprise, Trade, and Investment.

Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.

Foster said she was disappointed by the decision, which she described as "political, not principled", and said her party would "always defend unionism".

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The DUP published an email sent from the whistleblower to Mrs Foster that made no mention of her RHI concerns - the party cited it to demand an apology from those who said she should have done more. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press DUP leader Arlene Foster arrives at DUP headquarters on Belmont Avenue in east Belfast. She was the Minister responsible for the RHI scheme from its inception.

"It is clear that Sinn Fein's actions are not principled they are political".

"It would be a laughing stock if we now had an inquiry that was set up at her behest", he said.

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