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Prof John FitzGerald of the ESRI said the new utility probably needs about 1,700 staff but instead is going to have to pay for more than 4,000.

The way the new utility company Irish Water is being staffed involves waste of up to €2 billion and will add to the level of water charges for Iris(...)

Economist John Fitzgerald: the creation of the new utility “has big implications for the State’s budget in 2015”

The establishment of Irish Water could give the Government an extra €500 million “leeway” in the 2015 budget, according to Prof John FitzGerald of (...)

Road Safety Operations Ireland is becoming an unlimited company, which would shield its profits from public gaze.

Transparency is suddenly in vogue. Amid the clamour of which charity paid who, how much and from what sources, legislators, commentators and even char(...)

 There are approximately 1,000 water systems around the State being brought under the new company’s control. It will have about 1.8 million customers, 1.6 million of whom will be domestic users.

The €86 million paid for consultancy services by Irish Water since its establishment is not off kilter with common practice in the establishment of ne(...)

Owen Keegan: said the transfer posed “very significant financial and operational risks to the city council”

Dublin City Council will be left with hundreds of millions in liabilities and will lose some €2 billion in assets following the transfer of its servi(...)

The Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant in Wicklow which is experiencing production difficulties.

Nightly water restrictions that affect more than one million people in counties Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare, will continue into next week, Dublin City(...)

A worker hoses out a filtration tank at the Ballymore Eustace water treatment plant in Co Kildare. Floc, coming into the tanks from an unknown source, is causing the city council to ration water in Dublin. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

In the early 1990s British Rail drew much derision upon itself for blaming the “wrong kind of snow” when caught out by a cold snap which ground servic(...)

John Tierney Managing Director, Irish Water holding a water meter. Photograph: Shane O’Neill / Fennells

The installation of water meters for more than one million homes at a cost of €539 million is to begin next week.Work will begin in Kildare, concentra(...)

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan is expected to announce 400 new jobs for Cork at an Irish Water function this morning. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Some 400 new jobs are to be created in Cork by the new company set up to manage Ireland’s water supply. Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan and Ir(...)

Clonmel-based IT company Temetra is a fast growing provider of cloud-based meter data management systems for water, gas and heat meters.  Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
New innovator: Temetra

Clonmel-based IT company Temetra is a fast growing provider of cloud-based meter data management systems for water, gas and heat meters. (...)

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