The much hated state utility Irish Water has once again shown no mercy as they have shamefully demanded that a distraught and grieving mother pay the water bill of her dead son.
The grieving mum named Philomena Connolly, 60, tragically lost her 36-year-old Peter on March 21st, but last Friday Irish water had called her and demanded that she pay his outstanding charges. Mrs Connolly, from Newbridge, Co Kildare, told reporters: “They are nothing but vultures. It was the most heartless thing I’ve ever experienced.”
An emotional Philomena further explained that she nearly collapsed when the heartless company rang and demanded she pay her dead son’s bill Mrs Connolly said: “Being the way I am I rang Irish Water explaining my position, that my son was deceased, so they would not add interest to his account. “Then last Friday just after 3pm I got a phone call from Irish Water sympathising with me and thanking me for my phone call the day before wanting me to put my son’s account in my name and pay the water charge.
The understandably angry mother went onto say: “He kept telling me the call was being taped and I hope they still have it because I laid into him. I told him to shove Irish Water and Enda Kenny up his a**e. “I got my granddaughter to write out a letter on Friday evening with Peter’s new address – the Kilbelin Cemetery in Co Kildare.” Mrs Connolly who is currently receiving disability benefit, said Peter’s bill is approximately €260 but insisted she has no intention of paying it.
The grieving mum added: “What type of people are these? This is not a computer error. The call lasted two minutes eight seconds. What I said to him when he asked me to pay my son’s bill can’t be repeated. “I thought it was disgusting and I still can’t believe what’s after happening to me. It just seems Irish Water won’t even leave the dead alone. “I’m not taking this lying down, I’m an Irish citizen who worked hard all my life, and have always done everything by the book and this is what you get.”