The DUP leader also disclosed that Iris Robinson tried to kill herself last year after he discovered her relationship with a prominent Ulster businessman. The East Belfast MP insisted, however, that he would stay in the job as first minister while seeking to rebuild his marriage.
Just before Christmas Iris Robinson announced that she was retiring from politics and public life owing to mental health issues. The Strangford MP was at the centre of controversy last year when she denounced homosexuality as an "abomination" which she said could be "cured" by psychiatry.
There had been speculation over the last 48 hours not only about their marriage but also Peter Robinson's future as first minister. In a press conference tonight at his east Belfast home to which only a handpicked group of broadcasters and journalists were invited, the first minister said he had forgiven his wife and stressed that he would not be resigning.
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To read more about this vicious homophobe, why not look at her wiki entry? Includes: "just as a murderer can be redeemed by the blood of Christ, so can a homosexual.... If anyone takes issue, they're taking issue with the word of God." Charming woman.