Car maintenance companies in Ireland are paying about €8 billion a year to keep cars running in the country.
The latest figures, released by the Irish Department of Transport and Communications (DOTC), show that the number of car maintenance workers on the road is expected to double in the next decade.
More than 60,000 people work for these companies, with about 1,500 in the public sector.
These companies operate on the basis of a contract, and the contract is worth a total of about €30 million annually.
The government is looking to make it compulsory for all businesses to have at least one person on the job every day.
But the cost of running a car in Ireland is so high that it is not cheap.
And the companies can often be forced to charge workers extra.
For example, there is a €5,000 surcharge for every person in the workforce who drives an extra vehicle, or for every car that is not registered.
A surcharge on a car costs €7,000 per year.
If a car is registered to a worker in the Republic, that worker will be charged an additional €7.50 per day to drive that car.
The average daily wage is €13.60.
But it is unclear how much a company pays a worker based on how many cars they have, or how many people they employ.
The companies also need to have a minimum of 10 workers on site for the majority of maintenance.
If they do not have 10, that person will not be allowed to drive the car.
If the company does not have enough workers, there are no other ways for them to operate.
Companies must pay workers a minimum wage of €9 per hour, which is more than enough for workers in the private sector to live.
It also covers all transport costs and maintenance of vehicles.
In 2017, there were 2,845,000 cars on the roads in Ireland, and 1,865,000 of them were registered in the UK.
According to figures from the National Audit Office, the industry employs more than 8,000 full-time workers in Ireland and employs 3,800 in the rest of the UK, making it the second largest employer in the EU after the German automotive industry.