P**s-up in a Bruree? Irish Water gets application pack address hilariously wrong

It's been flooded with complaints of incompetency, and now Irish Water has referred to Bruree – once home to President Eamon de Valera – as "Brewery".

The glaring cock-up appears in black and white in an Irish Water application pack sent to Limerick man Donal O'Regan,

O'Regan, a reporter with the Limerick Leader, said that while there may have been some poitín made in the past, Bruree has never been associated with beer.

Fianna Fáil TD, Niall Collins, who was asked to comment on the mix up involving the party founder's birthplace, said: "It doesn’t inspire confidence when they can’t get a simple address right. It is just another example of the whole fiasco that is Irish Water."

Deputy Collins said there was a serious side to the Irish Water administration error.

"Eamon de Valera grew up in Bruree,” he said. “He was very proud of the village and would be turning in his grave at this."

Deputy Collins remarked how Bruree’s famous links to one of the most iconic figures in Irish history have been forgotten by Irish Water.

"It is an out of control bonus-driven super quango built on a foundation of incompetence by the Government," he added. “It has been a debacle from start to finish.

It is understood a large number of Irish Water packs have been returned to the controversial utility firm, due to errors or not enough information on addresses.

A spokesperson at An Post said they “would not make any comment" as it is a matter between Irish Water and the customer.

Irish Water have yet to make any comment on the mistake.

Most Read in #Discover