Deputy Seamus Healy has said the Ombudsman must be allowed to investigate Irish Water. “Minister Alan Kelly T.D. must allow the Ombudsman to examine complaints about Irish Water. The Ombudsman, Mr Peter Tyndall, has confirmed that he has been prevented from investigating complaints about Irish Water. This is totally unacceptable and there must be an immediate scrutiny of Irish Water. Irish Water is still on the State’s Books and as in the case with Ombudsmen in other countries, Mr Tyndall must be allowed to investigate Irish Water and Sewerage Services. It is vitally important that independent scrutiny by the Ombudsman be allowed give the significant number of complaints about Irish water’s handling of water services and sewerage blockages,” said Deputy Healy.