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.
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.