24th April 2015
DUP leader: Minister was having a ‘bad day’ when he blamed gay parents for child abuse 18
2:19 PM — Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has dismissed calls to sack Health Minister Jim Wells, after he claimed children of same-sex couples were more likely to be abused.
23rd March 2015
NI First Minister: Equality Commission shouldn’t spend money suing over anti-gay discrimination 26
6:14 PM — The First Minister of Northern Ireland has criticised the Equality Commission, for spending funds taking a bakery to court over anti-gay discrimination.
9th December 2014
Rainbow Project blasts DUP over ‘licence to discriminate’ against gays bill 13
11:03 AM — Campaigners have attacked plans by the DUP to introduce a conscience clause – which would allow religious people to ignore equality laws and discriminate against gay people.
23rd November 2014
Northern Ireland: DUP to introduce bill to exempt religious people from equality laws 91
12:16 PM — A DUP politician in Northern Ireland has unveiled plans to introduce a 'conscience clause' - which would allow religious people to ignore equality laws and discriminate against gays.
8th November 2014
NI First Minister: Legal action against bakery that refused to bake ‘gay’ cake is ‘bonkers’ 26
11:54 AM — Northern Irish First Minister Peter Robinson has savaged a planned legal action against a bakery that refused to bake a 'gay' cake featuring Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street.
24th September 2014
Northern Ireland: Health minister who claimed gay couples shouldn’t adopt children sacked in reshuffle 9
1:16 PM — Northern Irish health minister Edwin Poots, who was branded a "disgrace" after he refused to lift the country's blanket ban on gay men donating blood, has been sacked in a reshuffle.
4th June 2014
Gay marriage resembles ‘Sodom’, says pastor linked to Northern Ireland First Minister 7
4:57 PM — Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson appears to be sticking by an anti-gay, anti-Muslim preacher.
30th May 2014
NI First Minister: ‘I would never insult any community’ – except the gays? 21
5:44 PM — Peter Robinson appeared to suffer a severe sense of irony failure yesterday, claiming that he would “never seek” to insult any section of Northern Ireland’s community – from a man who has said homosexuality is an “abomination”.
15th October 2013
National AIDS Trust says Northern Ireland should match rest of UK on blood donation rules 2
4:39 PM — The National AIDS Trust has urged Northern Ireland’s government to accept Belfast High Court’s ruling against maintaining a lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
20th December 2012
Northern Ireland: Councillor who opposes same-sex marriage joins rival party 10
3:05 PM — An ex-Alliance Party councillor in Northern Ireland has joined the Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) because he is opposed to Alliance’s support for same-sex marriage.
4th February 2010
Iris Robinson claimed £1,644 for a bed 26
12:28 PM — Shamed former MP Iris Robinson claimed £1,644.90 for a bed, a report of MPs' expenses revealed today. Mrs Robinson, a homophobic evangelical Christian, quit politics last month after her affair with a 19-year-old was exposed.
14th January 2010
Homophobic attack victim condemns Iris Robinson 13
5:16 PM — A man who was beaten in a homophobic attack shortly before Iris Robinson made her now infamous anti-gay remarks has said her husband should divorce her. Robinson had criticised the attack on Stephen Scott but added that gay people could be "cured".
Homophobic Iris Robinson resigns from parliament 25
11:34 AM — Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson resigned from Westminster yesterday after it was revealed last week that she had solicited loans for her 19-year-old lover.
12th January 2010
Iris Robinson’s teen lover ‘faked testicular cancer to end affair’ 20
3:13 PM — The 19-year-old lover of Iris Robinson falsely told her he was suffered from testicular cancer to get out of the relationship, it has been claimed.
11th January 2010
Iris Robinson’s husband asks colleague to step in as first minister 16
4:38 PM — Peter Robinson, the husband of homophobic Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson, has asked a colleague to take over as first minister while he stands down for six weeks.
Iris Robinson receiving psychiatric treatment after accusations of two more affairs 52
11:17 AM — Homophobic MP Iris Robinson is said to be receiving "acute psychiatric treatment" as allegations of affairs with two other men emerge.
8th January 2010
More allegations emerge over Iris Robinson’s teen lover 100
11:26 AM — Homophobic MP Iris Robinson allegedly solicited £50,000 from two property developers to help her 19-year-old lover set up a business. The Northern Ireland MP broke parliamentary rules by not declaring her interest in the business, despite sitting on the council which awarded the money to Kirk McCambley, it was claimed.
7th January 2010
Tatchell says Iris Robinson is a ‘hypocrite’ 16
3:33 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has accused Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson of being a hypocrite for having an affair. He expressed sympathy over her suicide attempt and mental breakdown but said she had offered no apology for her comments about gay people.
29th December 2009
Anti-gay MP Iris Robinson stands down due to mental illness 117
11:07 AM — Iris Robinson, the Northern Ireland MP who called gays an "abomination" and mentally ill, has announced she is standing down from politics due to depression.