Disquiet is growing over renewable heat scheme

Posted By: December 30, 2016

Irish News Editorial.Belfast. Friday,  December 30, 2016 The Christmas holiday period may have provided a brief respite for Arlene Foster over the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scandal, but it is clear she will have further searching questions to answer in the New Year.It is accepted that one of the biggest flaws in this scheme was the lack of cost control measures – […]

Calls for Foster to resign over “cash for ash” letter to banks

Posted By: December 30, 2016

North’s first minister encouraged investment in botched RHI scheme in 2013 Amanda Ferguson.Irish Times. Friday, December 30, 2016 Arlene Foster in facing fresh calls for her to resign as Northern Ireland’s first minister after it emerged she wrote to banks encouraging support for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.Ms. Foster was the department of enterprise, trade, and investment (DETI) when the botched scheme, known now […]

Exclusive: Arlene Foster wrote to banks backing RHI loans

Posted By: December 30, 2016

Steven Moore. Sunday World. Friday, December 30, 2016Arlene Foster wrote to banks to encourage them to lend money for cash-for-ash boilers, as it was revealed in explosive new emails obtained by the Sunday World in last weekend’s edition.In what has been described as a “smoking gun” that could bring down the First Minister, the DUP leader, who was Minister for the […]

RHI scandal: Arlene Foster feels the heat after letter to banks revealed

Posted By: December 30, 2016

Stephen Gamble, News Letter. Belfast. Friday, December 29, 2016The first minister is facing fresh calls to resign after it was revealed she wrote to banks encouraging support for the bungled Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.In a letter to Northern Ireland’s leading banks written when the scheme was first set up, Arlene Foster – who was then enterprise minister – reassured […]

SDLP titans John Hume and Seamus Mallon split on issue of Irish unity

Posted By: December 30, 2016

Belfast Telegraph. Friday, December 30, 201 Seamus Mallon left, and John Hume were fundamentally  split on the definitive issue of a united Ireland John Hume and Seamus Mallon – the two titans of the SDLP in its heyday – had an open row about whether nationalists really cared about a united Ireland.The party leader and his deputy, whose differences […]

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