Editorial: Irish Water's main failure has been communication
Published 15/01/2014 | 02:30
The spending of €86m on consultants by Irish Water has excited a lot of comment and necessitated the appearance of its most senior executives before the Oireachtas Environment Committee yesterday and the Public Accounts Committee later today.
The major public concern surrounding this spending can be traced back to a more or less throwaway remark by the organisation's chief executive John Tierney in the course of radio interviews.
It was no way for Mr Tierney, a very experienced public servant, to announce the spending of such vast amounts of public money.