Irish Water’s Elizabeth Arnett
“All of the costs in terms of staff costs in Irish Water are included in the costs that have been approved by the Regulator. The structure whereby you would be holding back some of that salary and some of that wage and performance-linking, linking that to performance is the structure that we’re in and as I said that is government approved but I can certainly understand why people would get upset if they thought this was, you know, back to the bonus culture and I can assure it’s not…. I’m not telling porkies, I’m telling it as it is.”
Elizabeth Arnett, spokesperson for irish Water on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke on Tuesday.
“in a statement the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) said no staff bonus amounts were reviewed or approved by it.The CER said whether or not Irish Water paid bonuses was a matter for the utility company, rather than the regulator. It clarified that it reviews and sets the total level of costs that can be recovered by Irish Water across all its key activities.”