A massive scandal has broken out in Northern Irish politics after it was revealed that a true-life "Mrs Robinson" had an affair with a man 40 years her junior
Kirk McCambly, the then 19-year-old cafe owner has been named as the secret lover of Iris Robinson, the wife of Northern Ireland First Minister, the DUP leader Peter Robinson.
Now 21, McCambly is the joint owner of a coffee shop in the Lagan Valley.
Quesstions are being raised over Mrs Robinson's involvement in helping raise start-up funding for the Lock-keepers Inn at the Lagan Valley towpath.
In a statement released yesterday, Mrs Robinson had claimed that the relationship developed after she encouraged people to invest in the man’s business.
The Lock Keepers was under media siege today after reporters arrrived toting TV cameras to try and catch the young man on video.
Just yesterday, the Robinsons revealed that Mrs Robinson had tried to kill herself while suffering depression after an affair.
Iris Robinson, a self-described "born again and again Christian," made the suicide attempt in February 2009.
She said she was "completely ashamed and deeply embarrassed" by the affair which had "devastated" her life and the lives of those around her.
She said the affair started when she was providing support to a man who had suffered a bereavement. She said she would "pay any price on earth" to take back the wrong she had done and added that she believed she has been forgiven by God.
Mrs Robinson, who resigned as DUP member for Strangford in December, has been dubbed the "Wicked Witch Of The North" for her views on homosexuality which she has described as "an abomination".
In 2008 she was voted "UK Bigot of the Year 2008" by gay rights association Stonewall.
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