RHI scandal: Quietly explosive testimony “shows need for inquiry”

Posted By: January 19, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus [Mr. Eastwood] said: “Dr. McCormick delivered his evidence to the committee in a quiet manner but his audible honesty will prove devastating for the DUP. Colum Eastwood said Dr. McCormick’s audible honesty will prove devastating for the DUPNews Letter. Belfast. Wednesday, January 18, 2017The “devastating” evidence about the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) […]

RHI Scandal: ‘There was no flaw in the system – this was deliberate’ says McCann

Posted By: January 19, 2017

Niall Deeney. News Letter. Belfast. Thursday, January 19, 2017 Deliberate “fraud and criminality” – rather than any “mistake” or “flaw” – are are at the heart of the RHI scandal, Foyle MLA Eamonn McCann has claimed.The People Before Profit MLA made the comments under parliamentary privilege during a debate on a public inquiry into the RHI scheme at the Assembly yesterday.With […]

Crisis an exercise in anger management for Sinn Féin

Posted By: January 19, 2017

Newton Emerson.Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, January 19, 2017. The first slogan Sinn Féin has unveiled for the upcoming election is: “Don’t get angry, get even!”This has appeared across social media from the party’s central and constituency accounts. At the time of writing it has yet to appear on billboards and posters – perhaps it is only aimed at an […]

DUP SPAD[Special Adviser] ‘stepping aside’ from further involvement in RHI

Posted By: January 19, 2017

BBC NI. Thursday, January 19, 2017 The economy minister’s special adviser is stepping aside from any future involvement in the flawed RHI scheme after failing to declare a family link.John Robinson’s father-in-law receives payment from the energy scheme for two boilers.In a statement obtained by the News Letter on Wednesday, the DUP said Mr. Robinson had no role in his father-in-law’s business.It added […]

Special adviser married to sister of another party aide

Posted By: January 19, 2017

Brendan Hughes. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, January 17, 2017ADUP special adviser named in allegations surrounding the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme is married to the sister of another party adviser accused over the scandal.Timothy Johnston and John Robinson have been accused of being the reason for a block on cost controls.Mr. Johnston, a special adviser (Spad) to Arlene Foster when […]

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