Mayo man gets €45,000 from Enda for jobs tip-off
Quick the Government handing out large wads of cash! Well, sort of. The first person has just received €45,000 under a new scheme aimed at attracting new jobs to Ireland.
Mayo man, Eddie Horkan, got his big dirty wad of dough for a tip off which brought 30 jobs in Carlow. Nice work if you can get it.
Eddie managed to find out that US engineering firm Intergeo Services was planning to locate 30 jobs in Scotland. He then dutifully tipped off the State and we managed to rob the 30 jobs from right under the Scots' noses.
The new customer sales centre was just about to be set up in Glasgow when we swooped in.
Eddie found out that a Scotsman, who lived in Carlow, was in charge of the plan to set up the Scottish base. They then came up with the idea of locating the customer centre in Carlow so the Scotsman wouldn't have to move.
This is the first successful job creation under the Government's Succeed in Ireland project. Eddie will get €15,000 for now and the other €30,000 when the jobs are finally created.