Appeal over reduced RHI boiler payments to be heard next year
Boiler owners facing reduced Renewable Heat Incentive...
Boiler owners facing reduced Renewable Heat Incentive...
A former Stormont finance director has told a public inquiry...
Stormont meetings about the Renewable Heat Incentive weren't recorded for fear they would...
The top civil servant who was in charge of the Renewable Heat Incentive has told a public inquiry into...
Stormont's Department of Finance had "a complete misunderstanding"...
The head of a UK energy watchdog regulating the botched...
Newly revealed text messages between two DUP special advisers talked of plans to film former Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell "drunk and talking...
The head of Northern Ireland's public spending watchdog has blasted the Civil Service for a culture of shortcuts and a failure to manage taxpayers' money.
Boiler owners facing reduced Renewable Heat Incentive payments following a court ruling are to have their appeal heard in full next year, it was confirmed on Friday.
A culture of laziness may exist in the Civil Service, where officials accepted false data as fact, the public inquiry into the botched Renewable Heat Incentive has heard.
A former Stormont finance director has told a public inquiry that most staff in government finance divisions lack the qualifications to do the job.
The Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) has defended its failure to spot abuse of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) sooner.
Stormont meetings about the Renewable Heat Incentive weren't recorded for fear they would end up in the papers, a top civil servant has said.
The top civil servant who was in charge of the Renewable Heat Incentive has told a public inquiry into the botched green energy scheme that DUP advisers kept vital information from him.
Stormont's Department of Finance had "a complete misunderstanding" of the funding arrangements for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), it has been claimed.
A senior official in Stormont's finance department will face further questioning today about the role of her staff in the flawed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.
The head of a UK energy watchdog regulating the botched Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme has expressed "regret" that his organisation didn't share information about its potential abuses with Stormont officials.
An MLA has claimed that Stormont officials kept poultry producer Moy Park well informed about RHI, while the watchdog committee scrutinising the botched green energy scheme was left in the dark.
Newly revealed text messages between two DUP special advisers talked of plans to film former Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell "drunk and talking s***" and show the footage to the party's top Spad Timothy Johnston.
A DUP special adviser threatened to film Jonathan Bell "drunk and talking s***" and show it to a senior figure in the party, the RHI inquiry has heard.
A green energy organisation has lodged a serious incident report over claims it may have misled a Charity Commission investigation about its role in the RHI scheme.
The head of a green energy company knew the Renewable Heat Incentive was flawed from the start but failed to tell a Stormont committee, a public inquiry has heard.
boiler owners who are using the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in a legitimate manner are enduring a "nightmare" of repeated inspections with constantly changing criteria designed to "catch people out," the head of a lobby group has claimed.
The director of a heating company has told the Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry his company has sold "next to nil" boilers in Northern Ireland since lucrative tariffs were slashed in the wake of the scandal.
The head of a firm representing boiler owners says he was not aware of abuse or profiteering from RHI until its closure was announced by Jonathan Bell.
A businessman has told a public inquiry that "renewable heat in Northern Ireland is dead".
The Department for the Economy (DfE) has failed to disclose an exact date by which all 2,128 boilers on the non-domestic Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) scheme must undergo their first inspection.
The majority of officials at energy regulator Ofgem are admin staff who "have never seen a biomass boiler", according to a witness statement submitted to the RHI Inquiry.
Former DUP leader Peter Robinson will not be called to give evidence before the RHI Inquiry, it is understood.
Just under 10% of 2,000 boilers have been examined as part of an inspection programme that began nearly 14 months ago in the wake of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) controversy, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.
Sinn Fein's Foyle MP Elisha McCallion has hit out at SDLP leader Colum Eastwood over his reaction to comments made by Arlene Foster in relation to Martin McGuinness and his knowledge of the RHI scandal.
The chief executive of the DUP has told the RHI inquiry his power within the party has been "overstated".
Former DUP leader Peter Robinson said he told Jonathan Bell not to agree to requests from party special advisers to remove Arlene Foster's name from Stormont's records on the Renewable Heat Incentive.
RHI Inquiry chairman Sir Patrick Coghlin yesterday accused former DUP 'Spad' Stephen Brimstone of giving a "highly misleading" answer when questioned by BBC NI's Stephen Nolan over the failed scheme.
A former special adviser to Arlene Foster when she was First Minister was the subject of two complaints alleging he was fraudulently using the RHI scheme.
Stephen Brimstone told the RHI inquiry yesterday that he wouldn't go "anywhere near" the RHI scheme if he had to live the past few years all over again.
Former DUP special adviser Stephen Brimstone has agreed that his decision not to step aside from top-level discussions about the Renewable Heat Incentive was a conflict of interest.
The DUP's most powerful unelected official has claimed a top civil servant - who said the party wanted to deflect or discredit any RHI references linked to the then Spad - was under "significant mental/emotional strain" at the time.
The DUP's chief executive has said that Sammy Wilson was "appalled" at the lack of preparation Jonathan Bell did for one Stormont meeting.
The DUP's chief executive has denied he held a position of seniority over other special advisers (Spads) in the party during the period an overspend in the RHI scheme came to light.
An investigation was carried out after an anonymous claim a DUP adviser was using his RHI boiler installation "fraudulently to heat his mansion home at the taxpayers' expense".
Sinn Fein has strongly denied a claim that the late Martin McGuinness was aware of a whistleblower's warnings about the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Former DUP special adviser Stephen Brimstone has admitted that he didn't tell the civil servant managing the RHI scheme about his position at Stormont when he phoned him to enquire about getting a boiler registered.
Sinn Fein has rejected a claim Martin McGuinness was aware of whistleblower's concerns the RHI scheme had a "burn to earn" incentive.
The DUP's chief spin doctor said the party's former Enterprise Minister "lied" about his own family ties to the RHI scheme.
The DUP's Director of Communications questioned his own ability and experience when he was appointed to the role straight out of university at the age of 22.
A body language expert would, of course, have a field day. With Arlene. With all of them, really. But yesterday the focus was entirely upon Arlene, solemnly centre stage in the RHI hot seat - looking at times how the rest of us feel when by-passing the 'Anything to Declare' channel at the airport.
A former DUP special adviser who will appear at the RHI Inquiry today has claimed that while he knows a number of recipients of the controversial scheme, he never discussed the matter with them.
A former DUP special adviser has denied having “any role” in applications made to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) by three of his relatives who went on to benefit from the botched green energy scheme.
As Arlene Foster arrived at Parliament Buildings to give evidence to the RHI Inquiry, she knew it would be the most important eight hours of her political career.
The RHI scandal has shown the DUP has "no regard" for British taxpayers, the leader of the UUP Robin Swann has claimed.
Arlene Foster has told the RHI Inquiry on Tuesday afternoon that Jonathan Bell "pushed the nuclear button" with his interview with Stephen Nolan.
Evidence from two key DUP advisers and a Fermanagh poultry farmer has been published by the RHI inquiry.
Arlene Foster spoke of her "great regret" she did not act to remove Jonathan Bell as Enterprise minister - despite her view and those in her party seeing him as unsuitable for the position.
The spotlight falls on the DUP at the RHI Inquiry this week.
A former DUP special adviser has said he doesn't believe there was any attempt by the party to protect its most important unelected official - Timothy Johnston - from controversy over RHI.
DUP leader Arlene Foster headed up the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (Deti) between 2008 and 2015.
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