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DUP First Minister Arlene Foster remains under fire over ‘cash for ash’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The prospect of new Northern Assembly elections and the collapse of Stormont appeared to draw closer on Thursday night after Sinn Féin dismissed DUP p(...)

A member of the public looks at a mural referencing the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) crisis and Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster in a Belfast city centre car park. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin finance minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir and DUP economy minister Simon Hamilton are to hold a “clear the air” meeting on Thursday afternoon to (...)

Deputy First Minster Martin McGuinness has said there is an overwhelming desire in the Northern Ireland community for Arlene Foster to step aside.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The new year began in Northern Ireland with renewed calls for DUP leader Arlene Foster to stand aside as First Minister due to the renewable heat ince(...)

A member of the Stormont security staff looks on the television feed of First Minster Arlene Foster addressing the Assembly  in Stormont. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Arlene Foster has survived a no confidence debate in the Northern Assembly and repeated calls by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness for her to s(...)

 First Minister Arlene Foster and her DUP colleagues were able to ensure the no confidence vote over the “cash for ash” controversy would not  succeed. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Those attacking Arlene Foster just “want to generate heat”, the DUP’s Lord (Maurice) Morrow said during a Stormont debate on a no confidence motion in(...)

The non-domestic element of the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme  was described as “cash for ash” or “the more you burn the more you earn”. File photograph: Getty Images

What is the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme? The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme was set up in November 2012, and run by the North’s Department of Ent(...)

Arlene Foster: the DUP   rejects the idea of her standing aside, which Martin McGuinness said was what he would do in the circumstances. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

A crucial meeting of Northern politicians is being held at Stormont to address the controversy surrounding the Renewable Heat Incentive, or “cash for(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster has flatly rejected Martin McGuinness’s call for her to ‘stand aside’ to allow an inquiry into corruption allegations. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland politics and Christmas crises seem to go hand in hand. And now we have another, after Martin McGuinness intervened in the so-called “(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster: said she had “nothing to hide” over the heating incentive scheme. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister Arlene Foster says she has no intention of resigning over the flawed Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Ms Foster, after ret(...)

First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster: in charge of  Department when rules for scheme approved. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Democratic Unionist has rejected charges that Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster should quit over errors that could cost the Northern(...)

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