Sam Smyth: Conversations monopolised by revelations but Iris left in a state
Published 14/01/2010 | 05:00
The public shame that has followed revelations of her fling with teenager Kirk McCambley has left Iris Robinson in a pitiful state, unable to cope and undergoing acute psychiatric treatment.
Although she attempted suicide when her husband found out about her affair last March, Mrs Robinson managed to get over her initial reaction and the turmoil in her private life.
She only buckled when the grisly details of her sex-and-money relationship with a 19-year-old family friend were about to become public knowledge.