الجمعة، 6 يناير 2017
RHI scandal: Botched heat scheme investigation planned
Image caption Michelle O"Neill said no investigation could go ahead without Mrs Foster stepping aside Sinn Fein has published its proposed terms of reference for an independent investigation into a botched heating scheme that is some £490m over budget.
The party wants First Minister Arlene Foster to step aside while the debacle is investigated.
Mrs Foster set up the Renewable Heating Incentive scheme in 2012 when she was enterprise minister.
It was an attempt by the NI Executive to increase consumption of heat from renewable sources.
But businesses received more in subsidies than they paid for fuel, and the scheme became heavily oversubscribed.
Earlier, Justice Minister Claire Sugden said she did “not have the power” to initiate a public inquiry into the scheme.
Q&A: What is the RHI scheme? Timeline: Botched heating scheme scandal RHI: Public inquiry or independent investigation? BBC News NI reports on the RHI scheme The DUP has consistently rejected calls for Mrs Foster to st..