Monday 18 December 2017

Water chief manages to stay afloat on a day of anti-climax

John Tierney,Chief Executive of Irish Water (right) and John Barry, Bord Gais, arriving for the Oireachtas Environment committee meeting at Leinster House yesterday. In background is Lero Varadkar,TD the Minister for Transport. Photo: Tom Burke.
John Tierney,Chief Executive of Irish Water (right) and John Barry, Bord Gais, arriving for the Oireachtas Environment committee meeting at Leinster House yesterday. In background is Lero Varadkar,TD the Minister for Transport. Photo: Tom Burke.
Shane Coleman

Shane Coleman

IT'S pretty clear Irish Water has made a bags of its communication over the past week. But it went some way towards making up for it yesterday.

TDs came into yesterday's Environment Committee meeting girding their loins, promising to demand answers to tough questions. They wouldn't put up with any flim-flamming or evasive responses that hid behind "commercial sensitivities".

But the anticipated verbal 'waterboarding' never took place. Far from it. It proved a massive anti-climax.

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