Irish Water Managing Director Appointed

The current manager of Dublin City Council –  John Tierney has been appointed as managing director of Irish Water, the State’s new water utility. He will step down as City Manager in  April.

Bord Gáis announced today that Mr Tierney would join Irish Water from Dublin City Council where he has been city manager for the last six years.

Mr Tierney has  worked in nine different local authorities across the country.

A recent audit of the Poolbeg Incinerator project  criticised Dublin City Council for spiralling costs of over  €80 million. The report from the local government auditor found that project management was “weak” and “not adequate”.

The City Manager John Tierney  apologised for the shortcomings.

The role of  Irish Water MD is expected to attract a salary of u pto €250,000  – and he will need to get things moving fast with water charges due to begin in 2014.

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