Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has pulled out of Tuesday’s MacGill SummerSchool event due to a diary clash.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has pulled out of a planned attendance on Tuesday at the MacGill Summer School due to a diary clash. Anti-wat(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “Mr McNicholas will step down from his role on the advisory committee of NTR to ensure there is no appearance of conflict of interest.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny accused members of Sinn Féin of engaging in insulting behaviour in Limerick on Monday night.In sharp Dáil exchanges with SF leade(...)

A water meter outside a house in Rathgar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The installation of water meters cost € 100 million more than originally planned because the first estimate was carried out before the utility tend(...)

Water charge protestors outside Leinster House in Dublin yesterday. Photovgraph: PA

Seven potential landmines lie in wait for the Government as it attempts to gain public acceptance for water charges with its vastly revised regime. 1.(...)

 “Our job now is to continue to make long-overdue improvements to our water services and to win the confidence of the public in the process.” Head of Irish Water, John Tierney, reacts to new water package. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Irish Water and its parent company Ervia (formerly Bord Gáis) yesterday accepted it had made mistakes and had failed to achieve public trust and conf(...)

The Coalition is considering extending the period during which households will pay an effective fixed rate water charge to allow for the further installation of water meters

The Coalition is considering extending the period during which households will pay an effective fixed rate water charge to allow for the further insta(...)

John Tierney, managing director, Irish Water. Photograph: Alan Betson

The troubles for Irish Water and its managing director John Tierney calmed on one front yesterday, but a lingering uncertainty remains on another. The(...)

When asked last night if Taoiseach Enda Kenny had confidence in John Tierney and the senior management team at Irish Water, Mr Kenny’s spokesman would only say: “The issue of Irish Water will be discussed at Cabinet.” Photograph:  Colm Mahady/Fennells

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said this morning he is not aware of any plans to alter the senior management team at Irish Water. Arriving at Gov(...)

John Tierney: faces crucial board meeting today as his position comes under increasing pressure. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Water managing director John Tierney faces a crucial board meeting today as his position with the new semi-State company comes under increasing (...)

 Michael McNicholas: genial sort

Michael McNicholas delivered his first full set of results as chief executive of Bord Gáis (soon to be known as Eriva) this week.McNicholas, a genial (...)

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