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Dragon pumps €10k into venture

DUBLIN entrepreneur Joe Doyle has secured €10,000 investment from Dragons' Den's Barry O'Sullivan to establish a new tenant reference site.

The senior vice president of international firm Cisco Systems has thrown his weight behind Joe Doyle's TenantReference.ie

The IT property start-up allows landlords to vet potential tenants before renting to them.

Mr Doyle (28) grew up in Greenfort and left school at 14 before beginning work as a builder, qualifying as an apprentice bricklayer and buying an extensive portfolio before the crash

TenantReference.ie lists all properties that have been registered with the Private Residential Tenancies' Board.