RHI Inquiry preliminary hearing scheduled for 27th April 2017

21 April 2017

The public inquiry into the non-domestic renewable heat incentive scheme (the RHI Inquiry) will hold a preliminary hearing at 11.00 am on Thursday 27th April 2017.  The hearing will take place in the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

The Chairman, Sir Patrick Coghlin, will introduce his panel and team and make a statement in which he will describe the preparatory work undertaken by the Inquiry to date. He will also give more detail about how the Inquiry is gathering evidence and addressing the Terms of Reference and he will set out the procedures under which the Inquiry intends to operate.

This preliminary hearing is open to the public.

Notes to Editors

  1. It is intended that a pool facility will be in place for the event.Further details about the arrangements for obtaining access will be confirmed early in week commencing 24th April 2017.
  2. The Inquiry website address is www.rhiinquiry.org
  3. The RHI Inquiry has been set up to investigate fully and report on the non-domestic renewable heating incentive scheme (the RHI Scheme).
  4. The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry, which were announced by the then Minister of Finance (Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA) in the NI Assembly on 24 January 2017, are included on the Inquiry website.
  5. Further information on the proposed operation of the Inquiry may be found in the FAQs and protocols.
  6. All media requests for information should be directed to:
    From 21/04/17 to 24/04/17 to Andrew Browne, Inquiry Secretary at andrew.browne@rhiinquiry.org or by telephone on 028 9040 8920.
    From 24/04/17 to 27/04/17 to Paula Dawson, who is a deputy to the Inquiry Secretary, at paula.dawson@rhiinquiry.org or by telephone on 028 9040 8940.