f you thought that staff bonuses were a thing of the past, that some lessons had been learned, and that decency and transparency were more than four-letter words for Irish Water and parent company, think again.
It has been revealed today that staff can earn ‘top up’ payments to their salaries and/or bonuses by conjuring up a deus ex machina device called ‘multiplier’.
Under such technical euphemism, two further layers of public money can be extorted from Ireland’s kitty and into their own tidy little purses and pockets.
Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly had hinted (without much success, it seems) that he did not want to see a ‘bonus culture’ emerge within the murky depths of Irish Water.
Yet, Ervia have confirmed that this handy ‘multiplier ‘ does, in fact, exist and though they did not go as far as ending that sentence with ‘and will be used with extreme prejudice,’ that is the most likely scenario.
So if you do pay water charges, your money will somehow ‘multiply’ several times over into someone else’s steadily rising bank account.
In other words, what you giveth shall be rewarded to Irish Water a hundredth fold
You have been warned.