Motion doomed to fail

Posted By: January 04, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, January 4, 2016 The Sinn Féin assembly motion which hopes to deliver an ultimatum to Arlene Foster over Stormont’s botched green energy scheme looks doomed to fail.Republicans are seeking support from Stormont’s opposition parties for a call for the DUP leader to step aside while an investigation is conducted into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scandal.A Sinn Féin […]

Foster-McGuinness last public appearance was 5 weeks ago

Posted By: January 04, 2017

Andrew Madden. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, January 4, 2017 DESPITE holding a joint office, the first minister Arlene Foster and deputy first minister Martin McGuinness have not been seen in public together in five weeks.It seems that the last time both appeared together representing the Executive Office was at a reception for world champion boxer Carl Frampton and his title challenger Leo […]

Larkin : Power to establish inquiry rests with ministers

Posted By: January 04, 2017

Gareth McKeown. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, January 4, 2017The Office of the Attorney General has said it has no power to establish an inquiry into the controversial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.As part of the Sinn Féin response to the scandal, the party has called for the involvement of the Attorney General to appoint an “international jurist” to lead an independent investigation.On December 30, […]

Foster under fire

Posted By: January 04, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, January 4, 2017Under-fire first minister Arlene Foster and her Stormont counterpart Martin McGuinness were both unavailable to speak to The Irish News yesterday despite the deepening crisis over the botched Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).With the festive break officially over and most people returning to work, it was expected that given the continued crisis created by RHI that Mrs. […]

DUP’s rivals seeking a scalp rather than the truth

Posted By: January 04, 2017

Eilis O’Hanlon. Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, January 3, 2017First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinnessAs the old year ended, so the new one begins with calls for the First Minister to step aside pending an inquiry into her handling of the RHI scheme.What makes this potentially more tricky for Arlene Foster is that it’s […]

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