The revolving door of Northern Ireland politics

Inside Politics: Wood pellets, not metal bullets, causing the latest fissure in the North

The ‘cash for ash’ scandal has caused controversy at Stormont. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The ‘cash for ash’ scandal has caused controversy at Stormont. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In 1999, then US president Bill Clinton got into a lot of trouble over off-the-cuff remarks he made about Northern Ireland.

He was at an event in Canada and was speaking about conflict hot-spots around the world.

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