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e1.5k reward for bringing in jobs

THE Government has revealed plans to create 5,000 jobs within five years by attracting more small and medium-sized companies to Ireland.

The scheme offers an incentive to anyone who successfully introduces a company that creates jobs to Ireland. They will be paid €1,500 per job created -- with a maximum of 100 jobs.

The 'Succeed in Ireland' scheme will target international companies and business people who would otherwise not have been reached by State agencies, by building on relationships between Irish people and contacts abroad.

The reward is payable in two stages -- 50pc will be paid one year after the job is created, and 50pc after two years.

Any member of the public can participate in the scheme.

The project is being run by ConnectIreland.com, a company set up by entrepreneur Terry Clune, the founder of taxback.com.