Ulster Bank confirms closure of 22 branches and suboffices
Ulster Bank has confirmed the 22 branches and suboffices it will close throughout Ireland. Eleven are in the Republic, with five branches and six suboffices to go.
Ulster Bank said in January 2012 it would cut 950 jobs, with 600 lost in the Republic.
It is not expected that any further job losses will come about.
Earmarked for closure by May are branches in Belturbet, Killeshandra and Kilnaleck, Co Cavan; Castlepollard, Co Westmeath, and Glenamaddy, Co Galway. Suboffices in Carrigallen and Swanlinbar, Co Cavan, will also go, along with Delvin, Co Westmeath; Kilcormac, Co Offaly; Kilkelly, Co Mayo, and Rathangan, Co Kildare.
In Northern Ireland, branches in Carryduff, Jordanstown and Knock, which are near Belfast, will shut. Also on the list is Dromore, Co Tyrone; Harryville near Ballymena; Longstone Street, Lisburn, and Shaftesbury Square in Belfast, along with suboffices in Ardglass, Co Down; Moy, Co Armagh; Rosslea, Co Fermanagh, and Saintfield, Co Down.
The offices are set to close by June. The bank has pledged not to shut any more branches this year.
IBOA general secretary Larry Broderick said there would be concerns among both customers and staff .
“Staff throughout Ulster Bank have worked strenuously to restore the bank’s reputation, especially in the wake of the catastrophic IT malfunction last year which created major difficulties for hundreds of thousands of customers,” Mr Broderick said.