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Jim Barry's Ax

Jim Barry is from Portlaoise; he's spent his working life in technology and now he's set up a company with his children to produce products for bedroom DJs and musicians.

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Documentary-maker: Ronan Kelly

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Jim Barry's Ax

Jim Barry is an electronics expert who, in 2006, found himself making a living in a company where he got to work with three of his five children.

His worklife up until this time had taken him all around the world. When he returned home to settle in Ireland he began looking for work, including a stint working in RTE. Whilst he worked in the Engineering department, he studied commerce by night.

He then went on to work in the fledgling cable TV industry. Whilst working there he became interested in computers.

It was this interest in computers combined with his childrens interest in music that prompted Jim to set up his new business.

Produced by Ronan Kelly

First Broadcast Feb 20th 2006

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