Daniel McConnell: Panel must get to bottom of who knew what and when
Published 15/01/2014 | 02:30
Last Friday, at the height of the controversy, Environment Minister Phil Hogan went on his local radio station to express his surprise at Irish Water boss John Tierney's revelation that the agency had spent €50m on outside consultants.
Then last Sunday, junior minister Fergus O'Dowd went on RTE's 'This Week' programme and declared that the first time he heard the €50m figure was when Mr Tierney was on with Sean O'Rourke's programme the previous Thursday.
"I was not -- I was never aware of the €50m figure until I heard John Tierney announce it on radio," he said.