Wednesday 1 March 2017

Charlie Weston: You can take this to bank -- branches are on way out

THEY are monuments to the power of Mammon and every town has one -- an impressive bank branch built out of granite or red brick.

The AIB, Bank of Ireland or Ulster Bank branch is always in a prime location in the town, and it is usually one of the best buildings.

These baubles have been the commercial and architectural mainstays in every town going back long before AIB was created with the merger of Provincial Bank of Ireland, the Royal Bank of Ireland, and the Munster & Leinster Bank in 1966.

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