It’s very disappointing that the Bank of Ireland will not consider gifting its premises in Ballymote to the community as a working hub, as it plans to close its branch in the town at the end of this summer.
That’s the view of the Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council, Dara Mulvey. He says he is dismayed at the response he has received in writing from the Bank of Ireland over the bank’s plans for its facilities in both Ballymote and Tubbercurry.
Both branches will close from September this year, as part of a national reduction in branches by the Bank of Ireland.
Bank of Ireland has also stated that it will not retain the ATM services in either south Sligo town. It plans to hand back its leased premises in Tubbercurry and will sell its property in Ballymote.
Cathaoirleach Mulvey has been speaking to Midwest News Editor Teresa O'Malley about his concerns for local communities as the bank abandons both towns after more than one hundred years of service..