Farm Relief Services (FRS) created 300 jobs in 2018 “due to increased customer demand for workers”, the organisation confirmed. The roles include milking, calf rearing, calving supervision, machinery operation and general farm work.

FRS contracted services took on a number of agri-advisers in 2018, all level eight graduates, on a short-term contract basis, with the plan to recruit additional advisers on short-term contracts in early 2019. FRS fencing created three positions in Athenry, Ennis and Ballyjamesduff as yard sales of fencing materials continued to grow.