Northern Ireland’s McGuinness to Resign over Renewable Energy Crisis

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(Reuters) – Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister McGuinness will resign from his post in protest against his power-sharing government partners’ handling of a controversial energy scheme, McGuinness said on Monday.

McGuinness’s nationalist Sinn Fein party had called on First Minister Arlene Foster of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the province’s largest pro-British party, to step aside while an investigation take place into the botched scheme it says could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds.

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