Bloated Irish Water ordered to cut costs by €100 million

Running budget ‘significantly higher’ than British counterparts

Waste water from Irish Water’s Ringsend plant flowing into the sea Pic:

Irish Water has been told to cut its costs by more than €100 million as they have been found to be “significantly higher” than those of similarly sized water firms in Britain.

When Irish Water was set up five years ago, one of its key aims was to reduce the day-to-day running costs of the service and to increase the investment in the water infrastructure.

However, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) ...