Wednesday April 1, 2020

Scandalous deal at heart of Irish Water

No savings for five years and no staff cuts for 12 years shows exceptional disregard for public money, writes Eddie Molloy.

27th April, 2014
The deal is unbelievable, you couldn't make it up. There is no incentive for anyone to cut costs.

Water charges are now back in the limelight, exercising politicians of all parties as we approach European and local elections, with heated exchanges about the justice of any charges whatsoever and the price to be paid by householders. Whatever the charge, it will have been inflated by an outrageous deal done in the process of establishing Irish Water, a scandal laid bare by this story.

On a sunny Sunday morning last year I came across...

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