Cash for Ash: The North’s Renewable Heat Initiative is burning taxpayers’ money to the tune of £490 million

The political row over Arlene Foster's refusal to step aside during a probe of the scheme is driving a dysfunctional Stormont towards an election

8th January, 2017
For every £1 a business spent on fuel, it got £1.60 from government Picture: iStock

Flanked by her Sinn Féin colleagues, Michelle O’Neill addressed the media in the grand marble lobby of Stormont’s Parliament Buildings on Wednesday evening. Despite the complexities and various sub-plots of the ‘cash for ash’ scandal that has rocked Northern Ireland, O’Neill described it in the simplest of terms: “This is about a financial scandal which needs to be got to the bottom of.”


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