The bizarre €470m NI political scandal explained: “People were heating buildings on an industrial scale to make money”

Posted By: December 18, 2016

The bizarre €470m NI political scandal explained: “People were heating buildings on an industrial scale to make money.”Suzanne Breen. Irish Independent. Friday, December 16, 2016NORTHERN Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster over-ruled her own minister from immediately shutting down a renewable energy scheme which could cost the Northern Ireland tax-payer an estimated £400m (€476m), it was claimed last night. Mrs. Foster’s former […]

Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness battle to save face

Posted By: December 18, 2016

Sinn Féin is playing a risky game over the ‘cash for ash’ controversy Gerry Moriarty. Irish Times. Saturday, Dec 17, 2016.   First Minister Arlene Foster has flatly rejected Martin McGuinness’s call for her to ‘stand aside’ to allow an inquiry into corruption allegations.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA WireNorthern Ireland politics and Christmas crises seem to go hand in hand. […]

Nothing principled in those who are cute

Posted By: December 17, 2016

Patrick Murphy. Irish News (Belfast). Saturday, December 17, 2016The Stormont executive’s increasingly battered reputation – further damaged by Thursday’s astonishing interviews with Jonathan Bell and Arlene Foster – can be traced to its behavior as an Irish, rather than a British institution. Although legally British, its governance and decision-making are a crude imitation of the Dublin government’s long tradition of what is affectionately known […]

Claims require investigation

Posted By: December 17, 2016

Irish News (Belfast). Editorial.Saturday 17 December 2016On these pages yesterday, Irish News columnist Alex Kane wrote about the ugly face of what passes for normal politics in Northern Ireland.The viewing public who watched Stephen Nolan’s interviews with Jonathan Bell and Arlene Foster on Thursday night will have seen for themselves not just the ugliness of our political system but the sort of vitriolic, back-stabbing, […]

Arlene’s recall of “whistleblower” approach differs from her deputy’s

Posted By: December 17, 2016

NO LAUGHING MATTER: Arlene Foster’s initial explanation to Spotlight about an email on RHI contradicted that of DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds earlier this week Paul Ainsworth. Irish News (Belfast).Saturday, December 17, 2016Arlene Foster’s explanation for how she handled an approach from a ‘whistleblower’ appears to contradict an earlier attempt by her DUP deputy Nigel Dodds to label efforts to blame her […]

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