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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# John Tierney

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# John Tierney
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.
# charge this
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?’.
# Bills Bills Bills
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?
# hell to the n-o
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.
# Data Protection
Irish Water using 'protocol' to destroy your PPS numbers
The utility has consulted the Data Commissioner prior to starting the job.
# erase and rewind
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.
# Irish Water
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.
# Irish Water
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.
# communication breakdown
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.
# Irish Water
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
# Irish Water
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.
# Water Charges
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.
# Dáil talk
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…
# water falling from the sky
'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”.
# Irish Water
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.
# underwater
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.
# Dáil talk
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…
# Water Boarding
Who are Irish Water's board and how much do they earn?
This much.
# ervia
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.
# hey you
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.
# Bad timing
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.
# Irish Water
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.
# Trouble Brewing
'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.
# money wasted?
Poolbeg incinerator company may look for repayment if project doesn’t go ahead
But the taxpayer could lose €96 million.
# Irish Water
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.
# Water Charges
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.
# Big Philly Style
'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.
# cold water
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.
# John Tierney
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.
# Irish Water
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.
# Irish Water
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.
# Irish Water
How transparent is Irish Water?
The Fianna Fáil party makes a strong argument in its latest video offering on the controversy.
# Irish Water
Irish Water CEO to face Oireachtas Environment Committee today
John Tierney will be faced with questions on the new body’s spending.
# Water Charges
'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”.
# Water Charges
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.
# Jobswatch
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.
# Water Charges
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.
# Irish Water
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.
# cultural quarter
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’.
# Meet the new boss
Dublin City Council head John Tierney appointed new boss at Irish Water
A Fianna Fáil councillor has said that Tierney’s departure should lead to his powers being transferred to the Lord Mayor of Dublin.