€54m voting machines scrapped for €9 each
By Paul Melia and Luke Byrne
Friday June 29 2012
THE Government has sold the infamous €54m e-voting machines for scrap — for €9.30 each.
A huge fleet of trucks will begin removing the 7,500 machines from 14 locations on Monday.
They will be taken to a Co Offaly recycling company, KMK Metals Recycling Ltd in Tullamore, where they will be stripped down and shredded.
Ironically, the owner of the firm, Kurt Kyck, cast his vote on one of the machines in the 2002 elections. He has now paid €70,000 for the lot.