Irish Water Boss Steps Down To Pursue Career In Bomb Disposal


IRISH Water boss John Tierney is to step down in April to pursue a career in bomb disposal, he has confirmed.

In a statement this morning, the Chief Executive of the embattled utility said he will begin training as a bomb disposal expert in May 2016, in what he says will be a ‘move to greener pastures’.

“I’m just looking forward to winding down in my new role,” he told WWN. “I’m pushing on now in my years, so a change is as good as rest. It’s a great opportunity and I welcome the slower pace of life.”

It is understood the Tipperary man has opted to work in war, torn countries once he has completed his course, landing in some of the worlds most volatile places.

“There is a lot of work in Syria and Iraq at the moment,” he explained. “A piece of cake compared to Irish Water. My family are very happy for me and were the main reason behind my decision to seek a safer career.”

Mr Tierney joined Irish ­Water from Dublin City Council where he had been City Manager for more than six years.