COUNTY COUNCIL BACKS CAMPAIGN TO AVERT THREATENED BANK CLOSURES

6 December 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan Co Council has backed the ongoing campaign to have the decision by Ulster Bank to close its branches in Castleblayney and Clones reversed.

Two motions of urgent business which highlighted the significant economic and social impact that the closures would visit upon the towns in question were adopted at Monday’s meeting of the local authority in Carrickmacross.

A proposal in the names of Sinn Féin representatives Pat Treanor of Clones and Jackie Crowe of Castleblayney sought an urgent meeting with senior Ulster Bank management to demand a reversal of the decision to close the branches.

A motion from the Fianna Fáil councillors, submitted in the name of Seamus Coyle, also sought “an urgent and immediate meeting with senior Ulster Bank executives, to seek a reversal of their decision to close two of their Co Monaghan branches, Clones and Castleblayney, and to outline to them the disastrous impact their decision will have on the economic activity of the towns of Clones and Castleblayney, and the inconvenience to businesses in the towns and their loyal Co Monaghan and surrounding area customer base.”

Moving the SF motion, Colr Treanor referred to the alarm caused by the statement issued by Ulster Bank last week …

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