Former first minister David Trimble has said he is confident that none of the political parties in Northern Ireland will want to walk away permanently from the Assembly following the election on March 2.
UUP MLA who quit DUP urges old party colleagues to break ranks
An Ulster Unionist MLA who joined the party after quitting the DUP after claiming she had been bullied has issued an extraordinary appeal to the “good, honest people” in her old party to break ranks over the RHI scandal.
Arlene Foster has defended her credibility in the wake of the renewable heat scandal, and said that senior colleague Jonathan Bell has “stepped outside” the party’s boundaries by giving an interview on the subject.
Top DUP man breaks ranks over renewable heat scandal
A senior member of the DUP has spoken out over the handling of the botched and costly Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) – and has indicated that his political career could now be at an end as a result.