Former DUP special adviser Tim Cairns appearing at the NI Assembly, Belfast. Photograph: NI Assembly/PA Wire

Two former DUP special advisers are at odds over whether a bid was made to delay cutting the cost of a botched green energy scheme in Northern Ireland(...)

Former DUP minister Jonathan Bell  fell asleep in  a New York pub, prompting a waitress to say if he did not wake up he and his party would have to leave, an inquiry will hear on Tuesday. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A DUP delegation was asked to leave a New York pub because former enterprise minister Jonathan Bell fell asleep, according to his former special advis(...)

 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(...)

When she was a minister in Stormont, Arlene Foster introduced the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme regulations  and had it passed by the Northern Assembly. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The litany of incompetence and irresponsibility at political and official level disclosed to date in the inquiry into the cash for ash scandal in Nort(...)

A mural referencing the Renewable Heat Incentive  crisis and Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster in a Belfast city centre car park in January 2017. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

When Seamus Hughes clicked “send” on an email to a manager in Northern Ireland’s biggest private business early on August 28th, 2015, he knew the rene(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster appears on a screen during the Renewable Heat Incentive  public inquiry at Stormont Parliament Buildings. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster has defended her role in Stormont’s botched green energy scheme during her appearance before a public inquiry(...)

A man walking past a mural in Belfast which refers  to the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme  and DUP leader  Arlene Foster.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cutting payments under the controversial Renewable Heat Incentive scheme in the North was a lawful step to prevent potential overspend of close to £70(...)

 David Scoffield QC giving his opening statement to the inquiry into the botched Renewable Heat Incentive scheme which triggered the collapse of political powersharing in Northern Ireland. Photograph: RHI Inquiry/PA Wire.

Public concern over the calamitous ‘cash for ash’ scheme reached such a “fever pitch” that it contributed to the downfall of the Northern Executive an(...)

The falloout from the potential Renewable Heating Incentive overspend led to the collapse of Stormont’s powersharing administration at the start of the year. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

The projected overspend arising from Northern Ireland’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme could be as low as £60million, the High Court in Belfast has h(...)

Chairman of the Renewable Heat Incentive  inquiry Patrick Coghlin speaks about its revised timetable at the latest preliminary hearing of the inquiry at Stormont. Photograph: PA Wire

The start of an inquiry into an ill-fated green energy scheme that triggered the collapse of powersharing in Northern Ireland has been delayed. The R(...)

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