Why the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme could still do long-term damage to Stormont’s credibility

The botched scheme brought down Stormont. But it's not clear the restored government is ready to learn the lessons of a new report

By Stephen Donnan-Dalzell  

Arlene Foster's DUP and their government partners will need to learn lessons from this report. Photo: PA

Over three years since the Northern Ireland Assembly collapsed under the weight of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme scandal we finally have the report from Patrick Coughlin.

With bated breath, we have waited for the inquiry to conduct its investigation and publish its findings. Now, with the restoration of devolved Government in Northern Ireland, we have something of a whimper, rather than a bang.

The report has found that, despite the constant back…

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