A laptop in Stormont shows a live feed of DUP leader Arlene Foster giving evidence to the RHI inquiry on the “cash for ash” scandal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two years ago, following days of political fever, a tiny group of journalists was called hurriedly to Martin McGuinness’s office in Stormont. There th(...)

File photograph of former DUP  minister Jonathan Bell. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former DUP minister secretly recorded a “personal and private” conversation with senior party colleagues about a botched green energy scheme, writte(...)

 Dr Andrew McCormick provided more than 1,100 pages of written evidence, documentation and annexes to the RHI inquiry. Photograph: PA

A sorry tale of failure, fury and farce emerged from the Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry after three days of evidence from senior Stormont civil serv(...)

Former DUP Minister Jonathan Bell gives his evidence at the RHI Inquiry at Stormont on Thursday. Photograph: Pacemaker

Former DUP Minister Jonathan Bell told the cash-for-ash inquiry on Thursday that there had been a concerted attempt to “smear” him because he had gone(...)

Jonathan Bell says an alleged incident where he reportedly “swung a punch” at his special adviser never happened. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Former DUP Minister Jonathan Bell has rejected a claim that he swung a punch at his special adviser Timothy Cairns. In written evidence to the Renew(...)

Former DUP Minister Jonathan Bell. Photograph: Getty

The Renewable Heating Incentive inquiry has heard an allegation that a former DUP Minister tried to punch his special adviser and break his finger. A(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: meeting with Northern parties will  try to advance the prospects of reinstating the Northern Executive and Assembly. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May will meet the five main Northern Ireland parties in Downing Street on Thursday to try to advance the prospects of r(...)

Jonathan Bell claimed a senior civil servant in the Department for the Economy told him that had DUP special advisers not interfered in the RHI scheme, its cost could have been halved. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The DUP has dismissed a claim that a brother of a party special adviser had a job installing boilers under the controversial Renewable Heat Incentive (...)

Members of Sinn Fein  in the Great Hall at Stormont, Belfast. Outgoing Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has announced a public inquiry into the North’s Renewable Heat Incentive controversy.  File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Outgoing Sinn Féin Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has announced that he is to institute a public inquiry into the North’s Renewable Heat Inc(...)

Dr Andrew McCormick gives evidence to the public accounts committee in the Assembly, Stormont, on Wednesday. Photograph: PA Wire

A senior Stormont civil servant has named a DUP special adviser who he suspected was involved in exerting pressure to continue the overgenerous cash-(...)