Irish Water Timeline
Published 28/01/2014 | 02:30
Programme for Government announces plans for Irish Water.
Environment Minister Phil Hogan, right, says Bord Gais Eireann will be responsible for establishing Irish Water. An independent report said it should be a new, standalone utility.
Set-up costs of €180m agreed by Government. Details have only emerged in recent weeks.
Troika informed of details of Irish Water programme.
Irish Water bill establishing company signed into law.
Former Dublin City boss John Tierney appointed managing director of Irish Water.
Abtran announced as call centre provider, with 400 jobs to be created.
Water metering programme begins.
JANUARY 9, 2014
John Tierney reveals on RTE's 'Today with Sean O'Rourke' that more than €50m has been spent on outside consultants. The final bill will be €86m.
JANUARY 14, 2014
Irish Independent reveals that four contracts were never opened to competition.
The same day, Irish Water admits that all staff except Mr Tierney are entitled to bonus payments of up to 15pc of salary.
JANUARY 23, 2014
It emerges that 29 staff in Irish Water earn more than €100,000.
JANUARY 27, 2014
Economic think-tank the ESRI raises concerns that families face higher bills because Irish Water is being forced to employ double the staff it needs.