Tierney to head up water charges agency

Dublin City Council head Mr. John Tierney has been announced as the boss of new semi-state agency Irish Water. 

Mr Tierney said he was honoured to take up the new job. “It has been a great privilege to have worked in local government and particularly in my current role as Dublin City Manager,” Mr Tierney said.

“I now look forward to working with local authorities, experts from the utility sector within Bord Gáis, and experts from the water sector, to bring together our collective strengths, expertise and experience to create a world class water authority that provides an excellent service to our communities for the future.”

Rose Hynes, Chairman of Bord Gais, said she was confident Mr Tierney would do an “outstanding job”.

“John has a very impressive track record in local government. In his last three jobs as Manager in Dublin City, Fingal and Galway City, he has been heavily involved in the planning and delivery of major water services programmes.

“He has also prioritised water services under Dublin City Council’s smart city programme. John has the qualities and experience to lead the creation and operation of a national water utility that will meet the needs of all public water users.”