>> Northern Ireland in political crisis after the shock resignation of its Deputy First Minister, Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness>> Today, I have told Arlene Foster that I have tendered my resignation.>> His notice, a protest against First Minister Arlene Foster of the Democratic Unionist Party. Sinn Fein had already called on her to step down after a botched green energy scheme that has been overspent by tens of millions of pounds.
Then she refused, but now she's left with no choice. Under the power-sharing agreement, his resignation automatically means that she can no longer stay in her role. Norther Ireland now faces a snap election a prospect that's already dividing opinion.>> I would urge the political parties, the leaders of the political parties to come together.
>> I think what will be very good for the country will be to have an election which led to two parties taking part to man council,>> We put the company first.>> The decision comes just weeks before Britain is due to trigger the process of leaving the EU, a decision that has divided Northern Ireland.
While Foster's DUP wanted to leave, Sinn Fein voted to stay in the EU. McGinnis calling for a referendum on Northern Ireland joining the Republic of Ireland to avoid an exit.