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Public meeting in Rush about AIB Bank closure

JOHN MANNING

Published 28/08/2012 | 14:58

A PUBLIC meeting has been called in Rush tonight (Tuesday) to discuss the implications of AIB's shock decision to pull out of the town leaving it with no permanent bank facilities.

Rush Chamber Commerce have called the meeting after a huge local reaction to the news that the bank will close in October. Chair of the Chamber of Commerce, Mairead Sweetman said the purpose of the meeting was to ' hear people's views on it and maybe figure out ways we could work to keep the bank in Rush'. She said that with a major new commercial development coming on stream for the centre of the town, there was a greater need for the bank than ever. Ms Sweetman also expressed concern that elderly people in the town without access to the internet or transport to take them to Balbriggan, where the bank services are being relocated, would be seriously affected by the move. The Chamber of Commerce chairperson said she hoped the people of the town would turn out in large numbers to the public meeting to support the campaign to keep the bank open. The public meeting takes place tonight, Tuesday, August 27 at 8pm at the Strand Bar in Rush.

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