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RHI Scandal Applications


The political landscape of Northern Ireland has heated up significantly since it was discovered that £500 million of tax payers money would have to be spent on the botched Renewable Heating Initiative (RHI).

The issues surrounding this scheme resulted in the public demanding an independent inquiry to determine how this scheme could have been approved by the then financial minister and why was action was not sooner to terminate the scheme.

Due to the issues which continue to arise from this scheme The Irish News requested for a geographical breakdown of claimants, but the economy minister Simon Hamilton said his department "does not hold a geographical breakdown of applications by district council area".

However, a breakdown by postcode was obtained by Radio Ulster's Nolan Show and revealed there were 192 applications from BT70 addresses and a further 150 from BT71, both within the Dungannon and South Tyrone area.

It is this data that we have presented on a heatmap, which has subsequently been published in The Irish News and other media channels.

As this scandal continue to unravel we will update this map to ensure that the public can clearly see the facts at a glance.

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