County Limerick company wins National Inventions Competition

IshkaTrip, a unique trip switch device which limits water damage caused to homes and businesses by cutting off the water supply when a pipe bursts, won the National Inventions Competition at the recent Tullamore Show.

IshkaTrip, a unique trip switch device which limits water damage caused to homes and businesses by cutting off the water supply when a pipe bursts, won the National Inventions Competition at the recent Tullamore Show.

IshkaTrip, a unique trip switch device which limits water damage caused to homes and businesses by cutting off the water supply when a pipe bursts, won the National Inventions Competition at the Tullamore Show.

The company was set up in Oola by local man Tom Beary and Cappamore’s Matthew Daniels in January. They say the risk of severe flood damage to houses and businesses is removed completely.

Speaking after the award, IshkaTrip sales and marketing director, Mr Beary said: “In December last year over 30,000 homes and businesses were destroyed by flood damage during the severe weather conditions.

Almost €224m was paid out by insurance companies to repair the damage caused.

This has lead to further increases in the cost of insuring family homes and businesses, at a time when other costs, such as electricity and home heating are escalating.”

County Limerick was the fourth highest in the country with €19.92m.

IshkaTrip managing director, Matthew Daniels, added: “IshkaTrip is a good news Irish story, with all production, sales and distribution taking place in Ireland. We are delighted that our unique product was recognised and successful in the National Inventions Competition.