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    Since its inception Irish Water has been enmeshed in controversy – on this programme managing director of Irish Water John Tierney revealed that more than €50 million had been spent on consultants’ fees which created a political furore. Yesterday, Mr Tierney made his second appearance before a Dail committee where he said that €10 billion will be required to update the system. Sean was joined by Paul Melia the environment correspondent of the Irish Independent. %MCEPASTEBIN%

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    Irish Water

    Irish Water

    It’s still only January and if this month is anything to go by the establishment of Irish Water is going to be one of the big political stories of 2014.  Already we’ve heard of the controversies over the rushed signing of the legislation to set it up in the first place, then there was the cost of consultancy fees, employee bonuses and more recently the issues over the transfer of staff from local authorities. Today the issue of over staffing is making the headlines with suggestions that the company’s 2,000 extra staff could cost householders up to €2 billion. Joining ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0127/500379-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-27-january-2014/?clipid=1403366
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    Water

    Another day, another Dail committee but the same controversy rumbles on for Irish Water. Today, executives from the company will be joined at the public accounts committee by representatives from the commission for energy regulation and the Department of the Environment. They’ll face questions from politicians on how money is spent at Irish Water , on who knew about the 50 million paid out so far in consultancy fees and on the company’s procurement process. Fianna Fail TD John McGuinness is chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and he joined Sean this morning.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0115/497957-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-15-january-2014/?clipid=1394724

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