Peter Robinson denies knowledge of wife's irregular dealings

NORTHERN Ireland's beleaguered First Minister was attempting to clear his name today after insisting he did not know of his wife's irregular financial dealings with her teenage lover.

Peter Robinson, the Democratic Unionist leader, ordered an official inquiry into his conduct on discovering his MP wife Iris had secured 50,000 from two wealthy developers to help her 19-year-old lover set up a restaurant business in south Belfast.