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Bank of Ireland to re-open three Clare branches

BANK of Ireland has confirmed that three Clare branches closed due to Covid-19 restrictions will re-open later this month, but with reduced opening hours. Concern had been growing when outlets in Tulla, Kilkee and Miltown Malbay remained closed since mid-March. There has been a widespread welcome for news that the branches will open from Monday, June 29. Bank of Ireland said that where ATMs are available, these will also have facilities for the lodgements restored. The three Clare branches will have advice and self-service banking available from 10am to 1pm. Announcing the date for the re-opening, the bank said it would have dedicated supports for healthcare workers, carers, self-isolating customers, mortgage holders and businesses. Gavin Kelly, CEO of Retail Ireland at Bank of Ireland, commented: “We have been monitoring and adapting our operations throughout Covid-19 to reflect customer demand and public health advice. As the economy starts to reopen, which is critically important for families and businesses across Ireland, we …

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Campaign continues to re-open Tulla Bank of Ireland branch

A CAMPAIGN to have the Bank of Ireland in Tulla re-opened is gaining momentum. The branch was one of 101 nationwide which were closed temporarily in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Branches in Kilkee and Miltown were also shut down, as Bank of Ireland said it needed to switch focus to priority services. Members of the Killaloe Municipal District are to send a letter to the regional manager seeking the restoration of services, while a petition is circulating in the town and a Facebook campaign ‘Open Our Bank’ has been set up. Sheila Vaughan of Vaughan Supply said the concern locally is that the bank has used Covid-19 as an opportunity to close the Tulla branch permanently. “Bank of Ireland saw its chance and moved very quickly to close the doors,” she said. “The move is anti-rural, especially when so many small businesses are finding things tough.” Ms Vaughan said that while many services can be conducted on-line, the lack …

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Fears for future of Bank of Ireland branch in Tulla

FEARS have been expressed for the future of the Bank of Ireland branch in Tulla and a campaign to save it from permanent closure has begun. The bank, which is located on Main Street in the town, was among 101 branches nationwide to close temporarily from March 24 last, in a move which Bank of Ireland said would enable it to focus on priority services during the Covid-19 crisis. The branches in Kilkee and Miltown Malbay were also closed as part of the bank’s response. In Tulla, the Bank of Ireland branch is the only bank in the town. Its closure has left the people of the town relying on an ATM in the local supermarket to access cash over the last two months. Raising his concerns at the May meeting of the Killaloe Municipal District, Councillor Pat Hayes, called on Bank of Ireland to “come clean” about the future of the Tulla branch. “The branch was closed down very …

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Kilrush Enterprise Town attracts big numbers

FOR the second successive year, Bank of Ireland hosted its Enterprise Town initiative in Kilrush. Dozens of local businesses exhibited in Kilrush Community School last Friday. The event was hosted by Mullagh sports commentator and television presenter, Marty Morrissey. The event was organised by the bank in partnership with the local community in Kilrush.      

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Community finance role for Ennis banker

Ennis-based Rose Hally has taken up a senior role with Community Finance Ireland, which provides finance to the community and voluntary sector. Former head of business with Bank of Ireland in Clare, Rose joins the team as client relationship executive covering the Western corridor. Community Finance Ireland is one of the largest providers of finance to the community and voluntary sector on the island of Ireland over the last 20 years and has up to €100 million available in funding. To date, the group has funded more than 400 community and volunteer organisations across a range of sectors and projects, including enterprise and workspace projects, rural development projects, childcare schemes, housing associations, community transport, energy and environmental initiatives, sports and recreation facilities and social enterprises that are delivering an immediate social impact to their community or area but are struggling to secure finance from traditional bank lenders. Rose has held senior management roles with Bank of Ireland over the last …

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Copper coins for charities

As The Central Bank rolls out the rounding of 1c and 2c coins, Change for Charity has today (Wednesday) launched National Coin Week where the people are being asked to donate their loose coppers. It is estimated that there are over €35 million of these coins in people’s homes and offices in bottles and jars, which will soon be of no use to anyone. The Change For Charity campaign is encouraging people to put these coins to good use during National Coin Week from November 2 to 8. The campaign has over 3,000 collection points all over the country in schools, shops and banks. Every AIB and Bank of Ireland branch has a receptacle and there’s no need to queue, count or sort your coins. Simply drop them into one of the collection units in any branch nationwide. The proceeds of the campaign will be divided between a number of charities; The Irish Heart Foundation, St Francis Hospice, Our Lady’s Hospice …

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