A Carlow based company has been awarded a 10-million euro government contract.
IAS Laboratories in Bagenalstown is partnering up with two other companies to conduct a Soil Sampling and Analysis Programme.
They’ll be measuring soil content from farms all over the country.
Eoin O’Brien from IAS told KCLR news they will be hiring extra staff:
“We’re in the process of recruiting additional staff, up to 8 additional staff. We’ve currently advertisements out there for microbiologists, laboratory technicians as well as general workers and administration. It’s a hundred miles an hour at the moment in IAS so it’s great”.