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    Neil Leyden, behind the Digital Media Forum has won €100k for his brilliant idea to make Ireland a digital hub in the above competition. The competition was sponsored by Cisco Ireland, whose chairman Kim Majerus also works with Leyden on the gateway Ireland project. Small country eh?

    Leyden’s vision to establish an International Digital Services Centre is hardly a very original idea, and sounds remarkably like a proposal Eamon Ryan was pushing last year. The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 22, 2009 - Strategy to create up to 30,000 new 'green' jobs.

    I would be very annoyed if I had put some effort into making an original proposal to win this competition.

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    Thats just woeful, the five winners weren't world beaters but jesus thats just wrong. I'd be really pissed off if i was involved at any stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Liar View Post
    Neil Leyden, behind the Digital Media Forum has won €100k for his brilliant idea to make Ireland a digital hub in the above competition. The competition was sponsored by Cisco Ireland, whose chairman Kim Majerus also works with Leyden on the gateway Ireland project. Small country eh?

    Leyden’s vision to establish an International Digital Services Centre is hardly a very original idea, and sounds remarkably like a proposal Eamon Ryan was pushing last year. The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 22, 2009 - Strategy to create up to 30,000 new 'green' jobs.
    What a surprise. FF cronyism wins again.

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    The competition was heavily promoted by the president.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi Vampa View Post
    What a surprise. FF cronyism wins again.
    ?? He's not FF though !

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    Your country, your con!

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    The standard of the winners can be judged by the fact that an entry with an 'idea' to put photovoltaic cells in every Irish windfarm made it to the final. The final!
    This suggestion was pure idiocy, considering the lack of sunlight in Ireland. Any electricity produced would have been hideously expensive. It would not be possible without a massive green subsidy, i.e. making negative money for Ireland. Did this entrant not wonder why such an obvious idea had not been implemented before by private energy operators? Did the judges?
    This entry, surely representative of the others (i.e. all being mere speculative ideas), suggests the whole competition was little more than a sham...in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athlonedub View Post
    ?? He's not FF though !
    Ahem. Use your noggin. Who do you think is keeping them in power and for what in return ?

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    I think the other is a data warehousing proposal and that's already happening all over the place. I thought this competition was for something new and innovative. If I thought you could copy ideas from abroad I'd have submitted 20.

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    Did Cisco provide the "prize" money?

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