John Tierney, Managing Director of Irish Water, publicly apologized today for the mistakes recently made by the company.
Tierney attended a meeting with Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly earlier today, and made the comments shortly afterwards.
Addressing the press, he said ‘I want to apologize to our customers for the mistakes that have been made. We are working with the Government to address all of the issues that have arisen.’
During the same conference, Minister Kelly admitted that there had been ‘major failings’ in the way the company was setup. He also said that there’ll be a further announcement on charges next week, and that such charges will be ‘modest’ and people will be ‘happy’ with them.
Despite all this humble talk, further major protests against any water charges -modest or not- are scheduled to go ahead on December 10. On that day, a petition will actually be handed in the Dáil.