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Hypocrisy of Irish Water as they owe Dublin City Council €8.194m since 2013

14 September, 2015

Dublin City Sinn Féin Councillor Noeleen Reilly has said the farce that is Irish Water continues as it emerges that Irish Water owe Dublin City Council €8.194m since 2013.

She said,

“With the creation of Irish Water Dublin City were left with a debt of €8.194m for Water services projects and debtors at the end of 2013.  They have not paid this debt to Dublin City Council and I know management have been pursuing them on this to no avail.  There is still no date of payment.

“Dublin City Council lost almost €2 billion worth of assets with the setting up of this super quango and now to find out that they are reneging on paying debts.  It is just not acceptable.”

She further added:

“Dublin City Council is struggling big time in terms of resources with the homeless and housing crisis. 

“The council have been stripped of funds over the last few years because of the setting up of Irish water.

“The proceeds of the property tax which was meant for local services in 2014 were used to set up this company which has whole heartedly been rejected by the citizens of Dublin.

“The total hypocrisy of Irish Water is astounding given that they are hounding people at the moment with bill after bill and threatening to take this money from people’s wages and social welfare.

“I am calling on Irish Water to pay their debts as a matter of urgency and to stop leaving local authorities high and dry.”

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