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RHI scheme review cost not yet known

Posted By: December 14, 2016

John Monaghan.Irish News (Belfast). Wednesday, December 14, 2016The government doesn’t know what the cost to the taxpayer will be a review into the RHI scheme, nor the length of time it will take to complete inspections.First Minister Arlene Foster said on Monday that there would be “100 per cent inspections” of all those claiming under the scheme, which she said was being […]

Public confidence in executive being eroded warns PAC

Posted By: December 14, 2016

John Monaghan. Irish News (Belfast). Wednesday, December 14, 2016THE DUP’s refusal to say when former special adviser Stephen Brimstone applied for the RHI [ Renewal Heat Incentive] scheme is eroding public confidence in the executive, it has been said.The deputy chair of the assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said confidence in the executive “is melting away by the hour” following the […]

Incompetence reigns supreme at Stormont

Posted By: December 14, 2016

The heat is on but no MLAs will get burned Brian Feeney. Irish News (Belfast). Wednesday, December 14, 2916We’ve had loads of scandals and jiggery-pokery up at Stormont but the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) scheme is the daddy of them all. It’s not different in kind but in degree. Piles of money have been blown on all sorts of vanity schemes […]

Stormont blocks release of first minister’s RHI correspondence

Posted By: December 14, 2016

Andrew Madden. Irish News (Belfast). Wednesday, December 14, 2016First minister Arlene Foster has said she will not resign over the RHI scandal.  STORMONT is delaying the release of correspondence between Arlene Foster and energy regulators Ofgem regarding the botched Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.In response, the leaders of the opposition have called for full transparency about the failedproject.The regulator was contracted […]

DUP “in-out minister” policy cost taxpayers £180 million

Posted By: December 14, 2016

Party identified flaws in botched heating scheme but unable to actJohn Manley. Irish News (Belfast). Wednesday, December 14, 2016The DUP’s “in-out ministers” maneuver last year delayed changes to the disastrous RHI scheme and cost taxpayers an extra £180 million, The Irish News has learned.Then First Minister Peter Robinson pulled his ministers out of the executive in September last year in protest […]

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