Northern Ireland to face 'brutal' election
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Northern Ireland to face 'brutal' election

Outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster says Northern Ireland faces a 'brutal' and difficult election.

Northern Ireland faces a "brutal" election following the resignation of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, the outgoing first minister has said.

"We are now in for a period of direct rule and I really do regret that, I think what the people of Northern Ireland want is stability but that has all been thrown in to very sharp relief," said Arlene Foster.