Updated: 19/12/16 : 11:27:38
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Mass walkout at Stormont over Foster confidence vote

There has been a mass walkout of politicians in Stormont, just as they were due to call on the First Minister Arlene Foster to resign.

Ms Foster had been due to speak to MLAs about her role in a controversial "cash for ash" scheme which is set to cost taxpayers an extra £400m over 20 years.

However, opposition MLAs walked out when a Sinn Féin call for her to step aside was ruled out of order.

Proceedings have now been suspended while MLAs are given a chance to read a statement from the First Minister.

See also; Sligo Today 19/12/2016