The dwarfish music mogul has created 13,000 jobs at a disused potato field in County Tipperary, where workers call the vote line non-stop during the 22-hour period it is open.
The brain cell behind Boyzone is officially the only man in the Republic with a bank account in the black and has decided that with so many people on the dole in his homeland he has to do his bit to get money circulating in the economy.
He pays workers €2 an hour and team leaders, who include the Nolan sisters, Eurovision winner Johnny Logan and members of Hothouse Flowers, get €2.50.
Walsh is hoping to recoup his outlay through his contract with the Dudley-based Brazilian, which guarantees a 97% cut of any panto earnings Wagner may get over the next 33 years.
Fellow X Factor judges are considering setting-up similar schemes in a bid to ensure their acts win. It is understood Simon Cowell has purchased a village in India to back One Direction, while Cheryl Cole is looking at hiring 1,500 pensioners in Gateshead as part of her ‘Vote Cher’ campaign.
It has not been possible to find anyone willing to back Katie Waissel.