Union bosses at Irish Water warning thousands will lose jobs if it’s wound up

Union bosses at Irish Water are warning that thousands of people will lose their jobs if it’s wound up. Irish WaterThere’s continued speculation that the new Government may abolish the utility, but internal estimates claim the move could cost the tax payer around 7 billion euro. It includes around 100-million euro in pay outs to staff who couldn’t be transferred elsewhere. The cost has been questioned by anti-water charge protesters – who say the closure would save money in the long term.