PIC: This size of this Irish Water bill almost caused a heart attack in Leitrim 2 years ago

PIC: This size of this Irish Water bill almost caused a heart attack in Leitrim

Is this for the shop or the entire country?

The staff at Sherbet's clothes shop in Carrick-On-Shannon got a hell of a fright when they opened their first ever bill from Irish Water this week.

You know yourself, money is always a little bit tight in January so the last thing you want to see coming through the letterbox is a bill.

Well, particularly a bill of this size.

The bill for three months reads €267,498.49.

That's over quarter of a million euros for 90 days, you'd need every tap in the country turned on for three months to rack up a bill of that size.

A staff member told us, "It was obviously a complete mistake, but it gave us a mild heart attack and then a lot of laughter. We called Irish Water and they acknowledged the error."

Phew.