Iris Robinson

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Person.png Iris Robinson
Born Iris Collins
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Religion Pentecostal
Spouse(s) Peter Robinson
Children • Jonathan Gareth
• Rebekah
Party Independent, Democratic Unionist Party
Wikipedia page Iris Robinson

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Strangford

In office
7 June 2001 - 13 January 2010

Employment.png Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Strangford

In office
25 June 1998 - 12 January 2010

Employment.png Democratic Unionist Party Spokesperson for Health

In office
2001 - 9 January 2010
Iris Robinson is the DUP MP for Strangford.

Black propaganda allegations

Robinson has claimed that the British Government started rumours that her husband, Peter Robinson beat her.

"This malicious lie was started by the [British] government in an attempt to blacken Peter's name when he was protesting at the Anglo-Irish Agreement. It took root because I was in hospital 17 times during that period with gynaecological problems, " she explained.[1]

Spotlight allegations

In January 2010, a BBC Spotlight documentary made a number of allegations against Robinson:

BBC Northern Ireland's Spotlight programme said Iris Robinson, an MP, an MLA and a councillor, obtained £50,000 from two property developers.
The money was paid to her 19-year-old lover to help him launch a cafe. She later asked him for £5,000 for herself.[2]

According to BBC, the two property developers concerned were Fred Fraser, later deceased, and Ken Campbell.[3]




  1. Beating rumours were a lie says, Iris Robinson, by Suzanne Breen, Sunday Tribune , 20 April 2008.
  2. Iris Robinson business deal broke law, BBC News, 8 January 2010.
  3. Iris Robinson business deal broke law, BBC News, 8 January 2010.