Elections to be held in Northern Ireland on 2 March

Posted By: January 16, 2017

BBC NI. Monday, January 16, 2017

Northern Ireland will go to the polls on 2 March to elect a new Assembly after the power-sharing executive collapsed over a botched green energy scheme.

Stormont was plunged into crisis after the resignation of Martin McGuinness as deputy first minister last week.

The catalyst was the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, which is likely to cost taxpayers £490m.