RHI: Sir Patrick Coghlin has published his report into the ‘cash for ash’ scandal

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Friday, 13th March 2020, 9:38 am
Updated Friday, 13th March 2020, 2:18 pm

The public inquiry into a botched green energy scheme which brought down Northern Ireland’s Government is due to publish its findings later.

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RHI: Sir Patrick Coghlin's report into RHI is released at Stormont

Last updated: Friday, 13 March, 2020, 14:51

  • November 2012: The RHI scheme was launched
  • 2013: Claims were made that a whistleblower had raised concerns
  • September 2015: Spike in applications before cost controls were applied in November
  • Early 2016: Minister Jonathan Bell intention to close the scheme to new applicants delayed
  • January 9 2017: Former Stormont deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness resigned 

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The cash for ash scandal did not happen because of corrupt or malicious activity by civil servants, ministers or special advisers, Sir Patrick Coghlin’s public inquiry into RHI has found.

The report of the inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has also absolved First Minister Arlene Foster, the minister who established the scheme, of blame in relation to some of the most damaging allegations which had been levelled at her by her successor as Energy Minister, Jonathan Bell. Read More

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The cash for ash scandal did not happen because of corrupt or malicious activity by civil servants, ministers or special advisers, Sir Patrick Coghlin’s public inquiry into RHI has found

The report of the inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has also absolved First Minister Arlene Foster, the minister who established the scheme, of blame in relation to some of the most damaging allegations which had been levelled at her by her successor as Energy Minister, Jonathan Bell. Read More

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