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‘€600 million/year’ fine if Ireland misses 2020 renewable energy targets

November 1st, 2017

By Niall Claffey 28th October 2017   “We are potentially looking at a €600 million/year fine for missing the 2020 targets – where’s the urgency?” This was the headline message from the Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) renewable energy chairman, […]

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Claimants should have known our RHI ‘guarantee’ might be broken, says department

October 16th, 2017

Friday 13th October 2017 By Sam McBride Although government told RHI claimants that the subsidies were set in stone for 20 years, boiler owners should have realised that there was the possibility of change, a […]

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Department’s lawyer admits ‘catastrophic error’ in RHI scheme

October 9th, 2017

By Sam McBride 9th October 2017 A lawyer for the Stormont department responsible for the RHI scandal has admitted in court to a “catastrophic error” in how it set up the scheme. Speaking for the […]

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Media Coverage of Judicial Review – week commencing 2nd October 2017

October 6th, 2017

Please find below links to a range of media coverage featuring this week’s Judicial Review.   3rd August – Irish Farmers Journal: RHI costs well below £100m – original £490m figure incorrect claim RHANI 4th October […]

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UTV: ‘Crass incompetence’ shown by RHI officials, court hears

October 4th, 2017

Cutting the level of Renewable Heat Incentive payments “flew in the face of” all Stormont assurances, the High Court has heard. Counsel representing a group of boiler owners insisted they signed up to the green […]

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Belfast Telegraph: RHI scheme was let down by incompetence, hopeless oversight and a catalogue of errors, court hears

October 4th, 2017

By Alan Erwin October 4 2017 Northern Ireland’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme was let down by incompetence, hopeless oversight and a catalogue of errors, the High Court heard on Wednesday. Counsel for a group of boiler […]

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October 3rd, 2017

A Judicial Review commences on 4th October, 2017.  The parties to the matter are the Renewable Heat Association Northern Ireland and the  Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland).  The Renewable Heat Association is challenging the […]

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A letter to Charity Trustees, Governing bodies of Schools, Sports Associations & Clubs & Directors of Limited Companies

September 25th, 2017

25th September, 2017 THE RENEWABLE HEAT INCENTIVE – DUTIES OF OFFICERS/TRUSTEES/DIRECTORS – RHANI MEMBERSHIP Earlier this year, coverage around the Renewable Heat Incentive (Northern Ireland) was prolific.  Some of it was accurate but sadly, much […]

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September 18th, 2017

Andrew Trimble, Chair of the Association challenging DfE said: Legal Challenge. “We can not comment on the forthcoming Judicial Review case which commences 3 October, 2017 but I can confirm  we have met and corresponded […]

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NEWSLETTER: RHI: The untold story of farmers’ desperation amid stigma and debt

September 17th, 2017

Mental trauma as honest boiler owners struggle to pay bills The sudden decision to retrospectively slash the terms of the RHI scheme has left many legitimate users facing financial ruin, with some farmers facing the […]

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