27/04/2017

RHI Scheme: Preliminary Hearing To Take Place At Stormont

A preliminary hearing of the public inquiry into the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) scandal is to take place at Stormont.

Chairman of the inquiry, retired judge Sir Patrick Coghlin, is expected to outline how the evidence is coming together.

He may also announce how long the inquiry will take to carry out.
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An investigation by Spotlight revealed several errors in the scheme which will cost the public purse around £490million.

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