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Inventor Of Delivery-Tracker Programme Scoops Award

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Inventor Of Delivery-Tracker Programme Scoops Award

Frustrating and confusing delays in the deliveries of parcels, pizzas and a plethora of other goods could be greatly reduced thanks to 28-year-old Eamon Keane (pictured with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton), who has been named Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur at the inaugural award ceremony, which is to take place annually.

Keane was awarded the prize for his start-up Xpreso, a programme that allows online customers to track exactly where their delivery is, and thus estimate accurately when it will arrive.

He explained his inspiration to the Herald: "The idea came when I was waiting for a takeaway. I had ordered some Thai food online; then an hour later when there was no sign of it, I was thinking 'Did they get my order, and where's my driver?' Originally we were trying to tackle that whole pain of waiting when you're hungry."

Keane co-founded the firm last year, pouring €10,000 of his own money into it. It now employs eight people, and will join forces with a courier firm next month.