WOULD YOU ‘BANK’ ON IT?

24 April 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

A proposal made this week at the April meeting of Ballybay-Clones Municipal District to ask Ulster Bank to consider donating the building that housed the Clones branch to the local community received the full support of members.

The proposal was made by Leas-Chathaoirleach Pat Treanor who chaired the meeting on Monday. Councillor Treanor referred to the closure of the bank branch which took place on Friday last and said it was a sad day to think that Ulster Bank customers did not have a service available to them in the town, which he felt was quieter as a result of the closure.

Cllr Treanor added that the ATM outside the bank branch had been boarded up last Friday evening and signage had been removed from the building on Saturday last.

“We should contact Ulster Bank about the building and ask that they would consider donating it to the community or the Municipal District as we are the ones who see another empty building in Clones. We need to strike when the iron is hot,” the Sinn Féin representative stated.

Cllr Treanor’s proposal was seconded by Fianna Fáil’s Seamus Coyle who commented that ..

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