Bruton 'unaware' of Irish Water bill

The Jobs and Enterprise Minister has said that he was unaware of a bill for half a million euro demanded by Irish Water from a whiskey distillery that wants to expand in Carlow.

Walsh Whiskey Distillery said that they were granted a licence and they will pay for water charges, but not the extra €500,000 for an upgrade of a water treatment plant.

The issue was raised on leaders questions in the Dial this afternoon by Fianna Fail's Barry Cowen.

Bruton 'unaware' of Irish Water bill

Minister Richard Bruton has said that he will have the issue investigated.

"This issue has not been brought to my attention by the company. But on foot of what the deputy is raising I will definitely investigate whether there is a way of resolving it," said Minister Bruton.

"I understand just from Pat Deering here that there have been discussions between Irish Water and the Council in an effort to bring a resolution, But we will certainly examine whether a resolution can be found to this issue."


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