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Donegal software company Gartan Technologies to shed jobs

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Donegal software company Gartan Technologies to shed jobs

Gartan Technologies to shed jobs

Donegal software solutions company Gartan Technologies, which is based in Letterkenny, is to shed a number of jobs as part of a restructuring at the company.

The company based at the Enterprise Fund Business Centre on Business Park Road in Letterkenny,  works with some of the largest Emergency Services in Europe, Australia and North America.

However, following difficulties in breaking into the American market in recent times, the company has decided to end its ties with a US-based parter.

The company had made a significant investment in the United States in 2017/2018 in a bid to expand its business on the other side of the Atlantic.  

As a result of this the company will restructure its business and reduce its workforce.

In a statement issued today (Friday), CEO  Malachi Eastwood of Gartan Technologies said the company had endeavoured to expand their specialised products to emergency services in UK, Ireland, Australia and more recently in the US.

“Unfortunately we did not see the same growth in the US as in other markets. This has meant that we need to reduce the size of the company but it will mean that we can move forward confidently to service our existing clients in UK, Ireland and Australia,” he said.

“It has been a tremendously difficult decision because we have a great team here

in Letterkenny and we will always be indebted to them for their help and support over the

years.”

The company is currently in consultation with staff and it is understood the aim is to retain 70% of their Letterkenny workforce whilst continuing to concentrate on key markets in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Gartan Technologies specialises in work place management software for the

emergency services and has built a strong reputation in the UK, Ireland and Australia. The

company started out 18 years ago with three people and has grown substantially in that time.

It is unclear the exact number of jobs that are under threat or the company's total workforce.