Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at the funeral of Bobby Storey in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The controversy over the Provisional movement’s participation in the Bobby Storey funeral is entirely predictable. But it raises far more fundamental (...)

The RHI scheme was set up in 2012 to encourage businesses in Northern Ireland to switch from fossil fuels to renewable heat sources, but a failure to include a cap on subsidies meant that participants earned £1.60 for every £1 they spent. File photograph: PA Images

The North’s Minister for Economy has pledged that anyone who suffered economic hardship after participating in the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) sche(...)

In quite a personal statement Ms Foster said she came into politics not for gain but to advance the values important to her and to try to make people’s lives better for people in Northern Ireland. . . and to heal divisions. File photograph: PA

The Sinn Féin finance Minister Conor Murphy has moved to implement a number of measures to try to prevent a recurrence of the Renewable Heat Incentive(...)

Arlene Foster apologised again ‘for my failings in the implementation of the RHI scheme’.

The Northern Assembly will on Monday debate the report into the botched Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Up to three hours have been set aside for the(...)

Arlene Foster at Stormont, following the publication of Sir Patrick Coghlin’s report into the renewable heat incentive scheme. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The calamitous cash for ash scheme was the scandal that brought down the Northern Executive and Assembly just over three years ago. There was a real f(...)

Sinn Féin’s Mártín Ó Muilleoir (right) pictured with Conor Murphy (left). File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A Sinn Féin minister in the Northern Ireland government sought permission from an unelected party official for a proposed action in the cash-for-ash s(...)

A video grab taken from the Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry of Sir Patrick Coghlin addressing the opening of the inquiry. File photograph: PA

A long-awaited report on the controversial Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme was published on Friday. It found no evidence of c(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: report found she should not have been presented with a document which lacked all the necessary cost information, but she equally should not have signed it. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA

The Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme should never have been adopted, the chairman of the inquiry into the so-called cash-for-ash(...)

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster Foster admitted that she did not read the legislation behind the Renewable Heat Incentive. File photograph: The Irish Times

More than three years since the Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry was established in January 2017 the chairman, Patrick Coghlin, is to publish his find(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister, and leader of the DUP, Arlene Foster cancelled her trip to the United States for St Patrick’s Day, as did Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

The report of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) inquiry will be published tomorrow, one month short of three years after the inquiry’s first public m(...)

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