Supporting staff and customers of Ulster Bank in Cootehill, Arva & Carrickmacross must be priority

I am very concerned over the proposed closure of Ulster Bank branches in Cootehill, Arva, and Carrickmacross.

 

“I am deeply concerned regarding the proposals by Ulster Bank to close their branches in Cootehill, Arva, and Carrickmacross. Not only do these branches provide services which are important to many members of the local communities, but the closure of these branches would also result in job losses in each of these towns.

 

“I would hope that action can be taken to avert the closure of these branches, and I have communicated with the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD in that regard. I am also engaging with the Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar TD, to request that his Department are prepared to provide every available assistance to those who work in these Ulster Bank branches, following their closure.

 

“I would hope that a resolution can be found to protect the jobs of everyone who works in the Ulster Bank branches in Cootehill, Arva, and Carrickmacross. However, supporting the staff of these branches must be of the utmost importance at this time, particularly with the proposal to close these branches in September coming.

 

“Unfortunately, this decision by Ulster Bank is a commercial one, but now we must also be aware of the impact that the closure of these branches will have on customers in the local area.

 

Senator Joe O'Reilly representing Cavan & Monaghan 2010. | An ExSite website