Lenihan ensures €150m water investment will not be delayed

Finance minister Brian Lenihan has reversed a decision by his department that would have seriously delayed €150 million worth of water improvement schemes.

5th July, 2008

Finance minister Brian Lenihan has reversed a decision by his department that would have seriously delayed €150 million worth of water improvement schemes.

Almost 50 water schemes nationwide were under threat after the Department of Finance sent a circular to local authorities on May 6 ordering them to re-tender all schemes under a new tendering process. The contracts had been secured under the former Institute of Engineers Ireland process, but the department ordered that they...

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