€12k spending spree on Irish Water boss John Tierney's credit card

€12k spending spree on Irish Water boss John Tierney’s credit card


Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that Irish Water boss John Tierney liberally used his business card during the 2013-2014 period, accruing a total of over €12,000.

Expenses put on the card included trips abroad to Amsterdam, Edinburgh, purchases of ‘resource material’, expensive meals, mobile phone equipment, car maintenance bills, parking facilities, and other assorted expenditure.

A lot of money has also been spent on kitting out Irish Water offices, including a state-of-the-art gym at a cost of €55,000.

No expenses have been spared on entertaining exployees either, with a ‘laughter yoga’ session at the cost of €250 among the most colourful productivity aids.

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