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N.Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson to step down

Peter Robinson will step down as Northern Ireland's First Minister and as leader of his Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)Peter Robinson will step down as Northern Ireland’s First Minister and as leader of his Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) following months of political turmoil and ill health, he announced Thursday. Robinson, 66, told the Belfast Telegraph that he will not contest next May’s Assembly election and that he would likely leave his posts within weeks. The new agreement features a string of measures aimed at easing suspicions about the ongoing role of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland while boosting its economy.

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