Appointed as the new managing director of the newly-established semi-State body Irish Water.
Chief Running Bull Dublin City Manager (2006-2013).
How did that go?
– Mr Tierney was forced to apologise after Dublin City Council was accused of mismanaging public funds, following an official audit of the €80million spent on the Poolbeg incinerator project. The audit, which came out last December, found the council’s handling of the project was weak and inadequate.
– Last November, Mr Tierney became embroiled in a row which developed after a TG4 documentary Iniuchadh Oidhreacht na Cásca about a proposed development on Dublin’s O’Connell Street/Carlton site, which encompasses the 1916 buildings on Moore Street. The documentary alleged a continuing cover up involving officials in Dublin City Council over a secret deal with developer Joe O’Reilly to sell the site to O’Reilly’s Chartered Land and buy it back at a potentially higher price.
– In December 2011, Mr Tierney invoked a veto introduced by former environment minister Martin Cullen to overrule a Dublin City Council vote 52-50 against the sale of its waste-collection services to Greyhound. This was despite the fact Greyound was, in 2009, forced to pay back €1.3million to Iarnród Éireann – which had hired it two years previous – because of inadequate services. In January 2011, Greyhound was forced to pay €9,000 in fines and costs to the Environmental Protection Agency for breaches of its licence to run a waste facility in Clondalkin, Dublin.
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