Sunday 11 December 2016

It really is time to put Irish Water out of our misery

Published 20/08/2015 | 02:30

Environment Minister Alan Kelly with Irish Water chief John Tierney
Environment Minister Alan Kelly with Irish Water chief John Tierney

Take a deep breath because I'm going to use two words which might turn you all hot and bothered. Here goes. Irish Water. Still remembering to breathe? Good. Most of us have an Irish Water story - here's mine.

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Water meter installers were working outside our front gate as we went on holiday recently. When we returned, the first sight that greeted us was a new meter - and beside it, water running down the pavement on to the road. Just to be clear, there was no leak before the meter was put in.

A dent made in our holiday buzz, we retreated indoors to drop our bags and get in touch with Irish Water. We did this by going online to fill out the form on the utility's website.

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