Irish Water and personal data


Sir, – So Irish Water (“Data commissioner to review details sought by Irish Water”, July 14th) wants our PPS number and bank account details and a four-page application form? What an intrusion!

No other utility supplier seeks these details. Whatever about giving my PPS number, I certainly will not be disclosing my bank account numbers. I pay all my existing utility bills online when due and a similar arrangement should be sufficient for Irish Water. It is an organisation that clearly does not live in the real world. It is a pity it will have a monopoly! – Yours, etc,


Greenfield Road,

Mount Merrion, Co Dublin.