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# john-tierney - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

From The42 'We could end up with some element of a cross-border female league' European View

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

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

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

Not long ago, 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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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?

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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?

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 This post contains videos

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

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'

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

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?

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

# john-tierney - Monday 20 October, 2014

# john-tierney - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Martin calls on Government to intervene on Irish Water bonuses

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...

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

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

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

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

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'

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’

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

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

Hayes: Bonus payments at Irish Water not justified

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, 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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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