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# john-tierney - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'We could end up with some element of a cross-border female league'
# European View
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# European View

'We could end up with some element of a cross-border female league'

Mar 27th 2019, 12:20 PM 5,156 Views 2 Comments

Railway Union will travel to London to take on Wasps Ladies in two weekends’ time.

# john-tierney - Monday 11 September, 2017

The former head of Irish Water walked away with a retirement package of nearly €600,000 last year
# John Tierney
# John Tierney

The former head of Irish Water walked away with a retirement package of nearly €600,000 last year

Sep 11th 2017, 9:23 PM 31,090 Views 116 Comments

The majority of the retirement package received by John Tierney when he left Irish Water came from pension entitlements.

# john-tierney - Saturday 29 August, 2015

The story of 'NO' ... 15 moments that have defined the Irish Water protest movement
# Charge This
# Charge This

The story of 'NO' ... 15 moments that have defined the Irish Water protest movement

Aug 29th 2015, 11:13 AM 53,332 Views 124 Comments

Not long ago, TheJournal.ie was publishing articles with headlines like ‘Why don’t the Irish protest?’.

# john-tierney - Saturday 31 January, 2015

What happens if I don't pay my bill, and other questions for Irish Water
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

What happens if I don't pay my bill, and other questions for Irish Water

Jan 31st 2015, 10:15 AM 45,632 Views 250 Comments

John Tierney said he didn’t forsee a situation ”where we would have to be taking people to court”. But what will happen to those who don’t pay out?

# john-tierney - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Government accused of 'complete hypocrisy' over Irish Water board ... but they're having none of it
# Hell To The N-o
# Hell To The N-o

Government accused of 'complete hypocrisy' over Irish Water board ... but they're having none of it

Jan 21st 2015, 9:35 AM 34,745 Views 171 Comments

The utility’s new board structure has caused some confusion this evening.

# john-tierney - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers

Dec 2nd 2014, 10:42 AM 14,635 Views 81 Comments

The utility has consulted the Data Commissioner prior to starting the job.

# john-tierney - Thursday 20 November, 2014

We'll delete all those PPS numbers by January --- Irish Water chief
# Erase And Rewind
# Erase And Rewind

We'll delete all those PPS numbers by January --- Irish Water chief

Nov 20th 2014, 10:18 PM 20,634 Views 158 Comments

The ‘big sell’ of Irish Water is well under way… Ministers have also been out today talking up the “€1.15 a week” figure.

# john-tierney - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Irish Water will take on €130 million debt in uncollected water charges
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Irish Water will take on €130 million debt in uncollected water charges

Nov 9th 2014, 11:02 AM 18,875 Views 75 Comments

All assets and liabilities from local authorities are due to be transferred to Irish Water by 2017.

# john-tierney - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

John Tierney took the media (and a minister) on a bizarre tour around a water treatment plant today
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

John Tierney took the media (and a minister) on a bizarre tour around a water treatment plant today

Nov 4th 2014, 6:00 PM 14,475 Views 64 Comments

The Irish Water charm offensive began in Ringsend this afternoon.

# john-tierney - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Is Irish Water getting any better at answering TDs' questions?
# Communication Breakdown
# Communication Breakdown

Is Irish Water getting any better at answering TDs' questions?

Oct 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,752 Views 37 Comments

Several TDs have complained about not getting any response to their queries from the new utility.

# john-tierney - Thursday 23 October, 2014

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

These politicians want to know why they got legal advice they didn't ask for

Oct 23rd 2014, 11:02 AM 11,979 Views 45 Comments

The Public Accounts Committee was told it can’t question Irish Water boss John Tierney

# john-tierney - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Irish Water needs to deal with customers 'in a fantastic way'
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Irish Water needs to deal with customers 'in a fantastic way'

Oct 22nd 2014, 10:40 PM 22,880 Views 163 Comments

The Irish Water boss John Tierney has met with Environment Minister Alan Kelly this afternoon.

Alan Kelly doesn't think Irish Water should pay any bonuses to staff
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Alan Kelly doesn't think Irish Water should pay any bonuses to staff

Oct 22nd 2014, 4:33 PM 9,801 Views 62 Comments

Alan Kelly said the new board will address the bonus culture at Irish water as a matter of priority.

State of the Nation: Will water bills be delayed?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Will water bills be delayed?

Oct 22nd 2014, 9:03 AM 9,412 Views 73 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# john-tierney - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

'Anybody with any kind of a brain will understand what I meant'
# Water Falling From The Sky
# Water Falling From The Sky

'Anybody with any kind of a brain will understand what I meant'

Oct 21st 2014, 6:20 PM 59,015 Views 184 Comments

Fine Gael Senator clarifies his comment that water “doesn’t just fall out of the sky”.

Enda Kenny: 'I have every confidence John Tierney can do his job'
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Enda Kenny: 'I have every confidence John Tierney can do his job'

Oct 21st 2014, 4:17 PM 8,000 Views 79 Comments

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael backbencher has called on the board of Irish Water to resign.

14 reasons why people don't like and don't trust Irish Water
# Underwater
# Underwater

14 reasons why people don't like and don't trust Irish Water

Oct 21st 2014, 2:05 PM 37,760 Views 134 Comments

Leaks, protests, communication breakdown and a scorned minister have all contributed to a difficult 10 months for the new semi-state.

State of the Nation: Does anyone have confidence in this man?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Does anyone have confidence in this man?

Oct 21st 2014, 9:00 AM 10,101 Views 77 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# john-tierney - Monday 20 October, 2014

Who are Irish Water's board and how much do they earn?
# Water Boarding
# Water Boarding

Who are Irish Water's board and how much do they earn?

Oct 20th 2014, 2:45 PM 33,183 Views 110 Comments

This much.

# john-tierney - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Martin calls on Government to intervene on Irish Water bonuses
# Ervia
# Ervia

Martin calls on Government to intervene on Irish Water bonuses

Oct 19th 2014, 2:22 PM 12,307 Views 70 Comments

It has also emerged that senior coalition figures have discussed the replacement of the Irish Water CEO.

# john-tierney - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

These TDs are resorting to Twitter to complain about Irish Water services...
# Hey You
# Hey You

These TDs are resorting to Twitter to complain about Irish Water services...

Oct 15th 2014, 5:00 PM 15,936 Views 15 Comments

Fine Gael TD Noel Harrington said he’s had “no substantial response” to a series of emails and Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere either.

# john-tierney - Sunday 7 September, 2014

It's the last thing he needs, but Phil Hogan's just been landed with ANOTHER Irish Water scandal
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

It's the last thing he needs, but Phil Hogan's just been landed with ANOTHER Irish Water scandal

Sep 7th 2014, 7:45 PM 57,439 Views 133 Comments

The former minister had the biggest job interview of his life this week, as he bids to become Agriculture Commissioner. But the issue of Irish Water just won’t go away, it seems.

# john-tierney - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

We'll find out how much we have to pay for water in August - and some of us could pay less
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

We'll find out how much we have to pay for water in August - and some of us could pay less

Feb 11th 2014, 3:58 PM 12,149 Views 48 Comments

TDs and Senators have also heard that Irish Water’s has put some 115,000 water meters into the ground, at a rate of around 27,000 a month, so far.

# john-tierney - Monday 27 January, 2014

'We cannot do all the work': PAC's growing prominence leads to tensions among members
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

'We cannot do all the work': PAC's growing prominence leads to tensions among members

Jan 27th 2014, 10:38 AM 6,590 Views 26 Comments

An ambulance chaser or an indispensable public spending watchdog? The Public Accounts Committee’s work and role is coming under increasing scrutiny from its own members.

# john-tierney - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Poolbeg incinerator company may look for repayment if project doesn’t go ahead
# Money Wasted?
# Money Wasted?

Poolbeg incinerator company may look for repayment if project doesn’t go ahead

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:51 PM 11,396 Views 38 Comments

But the taxpayer could lose €96 million.

# john-tierney - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Enda Kenny: 'We can't have a situation where thousands have to boil water every day'
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Enda Kenny: 'We can't have a situation where thousands have to boil water every day'

Jan 21st 2014, 8:34 AM 9,018 Views 108 Comments

The Taoiseach has defended Irish Water and its chief executive John Tierney this morning.

# john-tierney - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Water charges will be announced ‘in or around August’
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Water charges will be announced ‘in or around August’

Jan 15th 2014, 10:50 PM 12,634 Views 107 Comments

The charges are set to begin in October with the first bills due in early 2015 but a pricing structure has yet to be decided.

'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs': Hogan defends Irish Water spending
# Big Philly Style
# Big Philly Style

'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs': Hogan defends Irish Water spending

Jan 15th 2014, 12:54 PM 10,330 Views 129 Comments

The Environment Minister has been called on to resign by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams today.

Hayes: Bonus payments at Irish Water not justified
# Cold Water
# Cold Water

Hayes: Bonus payments at Irish Water not justified

Jan 15th 2014, 11:33 AM 8,994 Views 94 Comments

CEO of the semi-state, John Tierney, confirmed yesterday that staff would be entitled to bonus payments totalling up to six per cent of their salary.

Irish Water faces questions from Public Accounts Committee over funding
# John Tierney
# John Tierney

Irish Water faces questions from Public Accounts Committee over funding

Jan 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 4,144 Views 38 Comments

John Tierney, who appeared before the joint Oireachtas Environment Committee yesterday, will be back in Leinster House this evening to answer more questions on Irish Water’s finances.

# john-tierney - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Irish Water will spend nearly €86 million on consultants, contractors and legal advice
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Irish Water will spend nearly €86 million on consultants, contractors and legal advice

Jan 14th 2014, 10:51 PM 17,126 Views 100 Comments

The new utility company’s submission to the Oireachtas Environment Committee outlines how up to €180 million will be spent to establish it.

Government knew of outside consultants procured at Irish Water almost a year ago
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Government knew of outside consultants procured at Irish Water almost a year ago

Jan 14th 2014, 10:51 PM 11,739 Views 68 Comments

Costs were released for the first time today but Irish Water has said that the Government knew of the completion of the procurement process 10 months ago.

How transparent is Irish Water?
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

How transparent is Irish Water?

Jan 14th 2014, 1:44 PM 9,691 Views 79 Comments

The Fianna Fáil party makes a strong argument in its latest video offering on the controversy.

Irish Water CEO to face Oireachtas Environment Committee today
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Irish Water CEO to face Oireachtas Environment Committee today

Jan 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,873 Views 58 Comments

John Tierney will be faced with questions on the new body’s spending.

# john-tierney - Friday 10 January, 2014

'A national scandal': Irish Water facing questions from PAC over €50m consultancy fees
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

'A national scandal': Irish Water facing questions from PAC over €50m consultancy fees

Jan 10th 2014, 1:34 PM 19,102 Views 125 Comments

Irish Water has defended the spending saying the initial cost of setting it up has to be seen “in the context of long term cost savings”.

# john-tierney - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Tánaiste: Irish Water must show €50m spending on consultants was necessary
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Tánaiste: Irish Water must show €50m spending on consultants was necessary

Jan 9th 2014, 10:41 PM 18,661 Views 160 Comments

Irish Water chief executive John Tierney revealed the figure this morning, saying it was part of set-up costs for the new State utility company.

# john-tierney - Friday 26 July, 2013

Good news on the jobs front: Irish Water to create 1,600 jobs
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Good news on the jobs front: Irish Water to create 1,600 jobs

Jul 26th 2013, 9:07 PM 22,630 Views 211 Comments

The company has been tasked overseeing the metering of homes ahead of the introduction of water charges late next year.

# john-tierney - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Installation of new water meters to begin at the end of the month
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Installation of new water meters to begin at the end of the month

Jul 10th 2013, 1:28 PM 10,924 Views 147 Comments

Homeowners will be contacted two weeks in advance of the installation of their meter.

# john-tierney - Friday 31 May, 2013

Water meter installation will cause "minimal distruption"
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Water meter installation will cause "minimal distruption"

May 31st 2013, 10:35 AM 7,609 Views 95 Comments

The head of Irish Water said it delayed signing its contract with call centre Abtran after an employee was suspended at the company last month.

# john-tierney - Friday 5 April, 2013

Dublin library to move to Parnell Square in €60m 'cultural quarter' project
# Cultural Quarter
# Cultural Quarter

Dublin library to move to Parnell Square in €60m 'cultural quarter' project

Apr 5th 2013, 3:17 PM 9,734 Views 39 Comments

The central library, currently based in the Ilac Centre, will become the focal point for a new ‘cultural district’.

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