Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government
General Scheme of the Water Services Separation Bill 2021: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
I welcome the witnesses to the committee. In some senses, the premise of the Bill is an admission that including Irish Water with Ervia was not a long-term or sustainable method of establishing a public utility. We should reflect on that and the serious mistakes that were made in the establishment of Irish Water. That has a cost. There is an estimated cost of €5 million outlined for this process. Can Mr. Ó Coigligh assist the committee in breaking down where that €5 million will go?