North's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness Steps Down

North's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness Steps Down
Andrew Lowth
Andrew Lowth

9 Jan 2017

Martin McGuinness says he's going to step down as the North's Deputy First Minister.

It follows the refusal by First Minister Arlene Foster to step down over the so-called 'cash for ash' scandal in the North.

Sinn Féin will not nominate anyone to take over from him - effectively triggering an election.

His resignation is to be effective as of 5pm this evening.