Recycling firm to sell 100 e-voting machines for €100 each
The first 100 of the 7,500 e-voting machines bought by Co Offaly- based KMK Metals Recycling for €70,000 are to be sold for €100 each.
Managing director of the firm, Kurt Kyck, said the proceeds would go to children’s charity Barretstown.
The e-voting machines were sold by the Government. They had been in storage in several locations since the decision was made not to use them for elections.
Since acquiring the machines, Mr Kyck said his firm had been inundated with media inquiries and expressions of interest from the public.
“We have had a huge number of people contacting us. We have probably had about 50 so far. There is quite a number of people asking can they buy them.
“There was one very unusual one but I won’t spoil the surprise. A famous politician’s son contacted me about purchasing one for his mother as a present,” he said.
Staff at KMK are compiling a list of the first 100 interested buyers who will be given the opportunity to buy one.
After the first 100 are sold, Mr Kyck said he would remain open to offers in excess of €100.