Public servants to be paid by end of day after Bank of Ireland glitch
Bank of Ireland confirms problem but has no details yet
Published 31/07/2014 | 10:12
Bank of Ireland said today that all public servants affected by delayed payments to their accounts would be paid by the end of the day.
Earlier, an investigation was underway after hundreds of public sector workers including gardai and nurses were left unpaid this morning prompting a flood of complaints.
The issue had a knock-on affect on payments to AIB, Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB accounts although it is not yet known how many people were affected in total, according to Bank of Ireland although it did say that most of the payments have been processed.
Bank of Ireland said in a statement: "Other banks have now received any delayed payment originating from Bank of Ireland.
"Many of these payments have already processed and all credits will be in accounts by the end of today. The Bank extends an apology to those who experienced a delay today."
This is the second time in a month that some public servants had not been paid when thousands were affected at the end of July by another problem at Bank of Ireland.
At the end of last month, Bank of Ireland apologised for the non payment of salaries.
Those affected were public sector workers paid fortnightly who were due to be paid this morning.
They include nurses, gardai, teachers, revenue and university staff as well as some from Irish Rail and An Post.