Early Elections Expected At Stormont
In This Photo: Conor Murphy
Conor Murphy (C) and members of Sinn Fein hold a press conference in the Great Hall at Stormont as they give their reaction to the snap elections called on January 16, 2017 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland politics have been plunged into crisis following the RHI Cash for Ash controversy, a renewable heat scheme introduced by the then DETI minister Arlene Foster which could see the Northern Ireland taxpayer facing a bill of over £400 million pounds due to a flaw in the scheme. The resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness last week and a failure to re-nominate a Sinn Fein candidate for the position by 5pm today triggered a snap election.
(Jan. 15, 2017 - Source: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images Europe) more pics from this album »