Inquiry criticises Arlene Foster for signing off on controversial RHI scheme

The North’s first minister has apologised for implementing the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

A public inquiry into Northern Ireland’s botched green energy scheme has determined it should never have been adopted.

The RHI Inquiry has criticised First Minister Arlene Foster, for signing off on the project in 2012 but admits she was wrongly advised over it’s benefits.

The DUP MLA for Fermanagh-South Tyrone was Economy Minister at the time.

The subsidy scheme paid out more than the cost of fuel for switching to green energy, meaning it was open to abuse for profit.

Sir Patrick Coughlin has released a 55 Chapter report after ‘painstaking and forensic work’ which he says needs to be considered in detail to take on the changes needed in Government.

He’s uncovered repeated missed opportunities and systematic failings: