Monday 19 March 2018

Ulster Bank to close ten branches

Ulster Bank offices in Dublin
Ulster Bank offices in Dublin
Sarah Stack

Sarah Stack

ULSTER Bank has announced plans to close another ten branches nationwide.

The bank said no jobs will be lost as a result of the closures, adding that all employees will be redeployed.

Staff in seven branches – Dublin’s George’s Quay, Kimmage and Inchicore; South Mall, Cork; Granard, Co Longford; Pearse Road, Sligo; and Clane, Co Kildare – were told this morning, along with employees in  sub offices in Clara, Co Offaly, Enfield, Co Meath and Lifford, Co Donegal

Five branches are also closing in Northern Ireland.

“While we note that management anticipates that these closures will not result directly in redundancies and we acknowledge its commitment that whatever provisions emerge from the restructuring negotiations will be available to the staff in these locations, we are, nevertheless, concerned about the impact on the directly affected staff in terms of redeployment as well as the indirect effect on employment for others,” said Larry Broderick, of the Finance union IBOA.

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