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Kerry county councillor is calling for Irish Water to be dismantled

May 19, 2021 13:05 By radiokerrynews
Kerry county councillor is calling for Irish Water to be dismantled Kerry county councillor is calling for Irish Water to be dismantled
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A Kerry County Councillor is calling for Irish Water to be dismantled.

Fianna Fáil councillor John Francis Flynn raised the issue at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council.

Several other councillors also hit out at Irish Water during the monthly meeting of the council.

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Cllr John Francis Flynn called on Kerry County Council to write to the relevant Minister and ask for Irish Water to be dismantled.

His proposal was seconded by Independent councillor Donal Grady.

Numerous other councillors also hit out at Irish Water during the meeting; they raised concerns about Irish Water and they are demanding a meeting with the CEO of the national body.

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Their comments followed several water outages and breaks to mains around the county recently.

The councillors outlined that Kerry County Council has requested a meeting with the CEO of Irish Water on several occasions however, no response has been received from the CEO to date, they said.

Councillors stated Irish Water had serious questions to answer, adding the CEO needs to come before a full meeting of Kerry County Council to answer these questions.

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Chief Executive of Kerry County Council Moira Murrell says Irish Water management have stated they plan to come before the council in the next month or two; Ms Murrell says the council is awaiting a formal notification of exactly when the national body will come before the members.

Meanwhile, councillor Michael Cahill is reiterating his call for the board of Irish Water to resign unless funding and a timeline for works is urgently confirmed for works in the Beaufort area following ongoing interruption to the water supply.

 

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