Today, Monday January 18th 2016, is known as “Blue Monday’. More people feel low on Blue Monday than on any other day of the year. One in four people will suffer from mental health problems at some stage in their life. However, despite the fact that mental health problems are relatively common, people experiencing them can often find themselves facing stigma and discrimination. Having a mental issue is ok, it’s common, it’s part of life, it’s an illness and anyone suffering from this illness should be treated with respect and dignity. So today, we’re listing useful websites and information about mental health. Look after your head, it’s the only one you’ve got.
Gartan Technologies, has estimated that it will reduce the company’s carbon footprint by over one ton (1140 KG CO2) over 12 months. This is the equivalent of 57,000 cups of tea or driving a car for 3,000 miles. Jason Greene and Audrey Hunter, from Gartan’s Quality Assurance Team, are both interested in this area and came up with a comprehensive plan to reduce the carbon footprint of the company.
This Carbon Reduction Policy was adopted by Gartan Technologies earlier this year. It includes some clever ideas, which are easy to implement and are having a huge impact on reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
Mary’s official title is User Support, but really she’s the person you go to if you want to find out the fastest way to do things at Gartan Technologies. She’s a fixer and doer, always quietly going about sorting things out without any fuss. She has worked at both larger and smaller companies and she says, at Gartan, “You get to know more about what the company offers to their customers as a whole, as opposed to just knowing how to do your own job only. People here like to know what you think which means you can have an input on many different aspects,.”
Malachi Eastwood CEO Gartan Technologies in Australia on the Microsoft Safer Cities Roadshow with Nicole Whyte, Public Safety & National Security Development Manager, Microsoft.
We lost an hour recently when the clocks went back, but why? Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) was firstly adopted across Great Britain by the Railway Clearing House in 1847. It was initially introduced because there was a need for railway companies to have a standard time for trains to run. It was then widely adopted in Britain by the early 19th century. Interestingly, after the Easter Rising, the Time (Ireland) Act, 1916 meant Irish time and British time were the same, this came about largely to facilitate sending telegrams between the 2 countries. Today, Greenwich Mean Time or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is in operation by countries across the EU which is why we lose an hour.
Malachi Eastwood, Managing Director, Gartan Technologies, pictured with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD on a recent trade mission to Australia organised by Enterprise Ireland. The Donegal based software company is expanding its operations to Australia and opened an office in Sydney on Monday, November 3rd.
Australian Fire & Rescue Goes For Unique Irish Software Solution
Gartan Technologies, based in Letterkenny, has been awarded a major contract by Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW), one of the largest Fire & Rescue operations in the world. The company develops specialised software which monitors the availability of personnel and manages their time. Gartan already has a strong customer base in the UK and Ireland and this new development heralds their expansion around the globe to Australia. The company opened an office in Sydney on 3rd November.
We met a number of large banking and healthcare organisations on a recent Trade Mission to the Southern Hemisphere to promote our company and products. The meetings were part of a Mission organised by Enterprise Ireland, an Irish Government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish businesses in world markets.
Trade Missions can be very useful and this one was no exception. Essentially, in our case, you work with Enterprise Ireland (EI) to compile a list of target organisations that you’d like to meet. EI then set up the meetings and because they’re a Government organisation they have the credibility and clout, for want of a better term, to open doors that might have taken us months, or even years, to open. They don’t do it for just any company, though. They identify companies they believe have something worthwhile and positive to bring to the market place.
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