Rob MacGregor, national officer from Unite, the largest finance sector trade union in the UK and Ireland said: “The news that the Bank of Ireland has today chosen to decimate its bank branch network by closing 103 branches is utterly shocking. This decision will change the face of banking across Ireland and will leave the workforce and customers reeling.

“Unite is clear that being within a global pandemic is no time for any financial institution to make such long-term and potentially disastrous decisions. There is no rationale for judging customer behaviour on recent activity, we are living in unprecedented times. The Bank of Ireland must suspend these planned closures to avoid permanent damage to the communities which depend on them for access to banking.”


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