Irish Water spends over €300,000 on external PR since 2014

The body said it was necessitated by an 'entirely unprecedented' level of media attention

Irish Water spends over €300,000 on external PR since 2014

A GMC|Sierra worker during water meter installations in Glasnevin, Dublin. Photo: Brian Lawless / PA Archive/PA Images

New figures show that Irish Water has spent more than €300,000 on external PR since January 2014.

The national utility paid €317,000 to four Dublin based public relations firms to deal with bad press.

That's on top of their own three person, in-house PR team.

The figures were obtained by the Sunday Independent through a Freedom of Information request.

The company claims that the spend was justified due to the 'entirely unprecedented' volume of media attention Irish Water received.