Online meeting over BOI closures tonight (Thursday)

An online public meeting calling for Bank of Ireland to keep its branches in Roscommon and east Galway open will take place this evening (Thursday, March 11th).

The meeting has been organised by Roscommon-Galway Sinn Féin and relates to the branches in Elphin, Strokestown, Ballygar and Dunmore, which Bank of Ireland announced would be closing in September as part of 103 such closures nationwide.

The meeting regarding the Ballygar and Dunmore branches will take place at 7 pm this evening to be following straight after by the Elphin and Strokestown meeting at 8 pm.

Local Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerrane will host the meetings with Cllr. Michael Mulligan and Cllr. Dermot Connolly to discuss the potential impact of the proposed closures and to ask local people to stand with them to fight to keep the branches open.

Deputy Kerrane said: “This issue is far greater than banks closing. It’s the wrong decision at the worst possible time with serious consequences not only customers and staff but also for local economic development. We want to hear from customers of the bank and as well as the many businesses impacted by this announcement”.

Email in advance for a Zoom link for the two meetings.