It has been announced by Allied Irish Banks (AIB) that a number of rural banks in South Tipperary are to close, Clogheen branch among them. It is to close on October 26th, 2012 with operations moving to the AIB branch in Castle Street, Cahir. We flagged this impending issue in a previous post so we won’t bang on about it here again.
Tipperary T.D. Mattie McGrath has accused Allied Irish Bank of giving the “two-fingers” to people in rural Ireland.
The government owned bank has announced it is to close 5 branches throughout County Tipperary as part of its cost cutting plans. They are among 45 sub-office closures and six branch amalgamations will take place from October across the country, with a further 16 branch closures next year.
The AIB branches in Clogheen, Borrisokane, Killenaule and Newport will close this year while the Templemore branch will close next year.
You will find the following on the AIB website about the closures:
‘We recognise you may be disappointed if your branch is one of those closing, but we would like to assure you we will be making every effort to make the transition to your new branch as easy and convenient as possible.
To minimise the impact of this change we are putting alternative services in place for you. These include AIB at the Post Office, a Mobile Bank service in designated areas, as well as AIB Phone & Internet Banking and our Self-Service options in our branches.’