Wednesday 28 January 2015

Customers suffer as Storm Darwin shuts bank branches

Published 13/02/2014 | 11:46

Strong storms have caused extensive damage in Limerick City. 
Fire services and An Garda Siochana at the scene on Sarsfield Street, Limerick where high winds blew bricks away from the top of a building spreading debris out onto the road. Picture: Alan Place
Strong storms have caused extensive damage such as this scene in Limerick City. Picture: Alan Place

NEED to lodge a cheque before the weekend or send a package? It might be more difficult than you think.

Banks and post offices around the country have shut down as the bad weather continues.

A total of 13 AIB branches are closed today in some of the worst storm-affected locations, including outlets at Tipperary, Cashel, Kilrush, Mallow, Abbeyfeale, Bantry, Cahirciveen, Castleisland, Castletownbere, Clonakilty, Dingle, Dunmanway, Killorglin and Skibbereen.

Service is disrupted today at a large number of post offices across counties Kerry, Limerick and Clare due to power outages, while post collection and delivery services in Kerry, Limerick city and county, Ennis and Kilrush (and surrounding areas) have been severely affected.

Yesterday Bank of Ireland closed its doors at a number of locations due to power outages. Branches at Kilrush, Tulla, Scariff, Bantry, Clonakilty, Charleville, Kanturk, Kilkee, Caherciveen, Dunmanway, Dingle, Killarney, Glanmire, Tralee IT, Bruff and Listowel all shut down. It is not yet clear whether further branches have closed or whether some have reopened – consumers are advised to call ahead or contact the bank through Twitter.

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