Gweedore call centre closes with the loss of 26 jobs

Eist agus cuidiú has announced that all of it workers are to be redundant and that the company is going out of business.

‘Eist agus Cuidiú’ was established in August of last year as a financial services call centre which offered help to people to get out of financial trouble through debt management.

It employed 26 staff.

Despite significant state aid it was unable to find a way out of its own financial troubles.

Reacting to news of the closure, Donegal Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty said: “One of the employees told me today that their priority now, was to ensure that the months pay that was due to them last week and hadn’t been paid along with all their other entitlements are paid in full.

It goes with out saying that there is no good time to lose your job but to do so at the height of an unemployment crisis and only days after the Central Statistics Office announce that Donegal had an unemployment rate of 26% is deeply worrying.' “I would call on the directors of this company to ensure that all of their employees receive all of their entitlements and that they are treated with respect.

Todays announcement is another call to action on the government to bring forward a real and meaningful job creation programme that can offer some hope to the former employees of ‘Eist agus Cuidiú’ and the tens of thousands of others who today through no fault of their own find themselves out of work.”