Lovely hurdling

Michael Earls developed EasyFix by perfecting customised rubber mats for cowsheds. Now the product is being used for jump racecourse hurdles

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Ian Kehoe

17th October, 2009

Michael Earls likes to describe himself as a dreamer, but his CV suggests he’s also a pragmatist. So while Earls established his company, EasyFix, in 1996, it was another six years before he joined his own firm full-time. A middle-aged father of three young boys, Earls wasn’t about to jettison a solid, pensionable job until he was sure his idea was financially viable.

So the one-time Galway hurler used his salary as...

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