NIB set to close Carrick branch

The National Irish Bank is preparing to close all 27 branches in its network, including its branch in Carrick-on-Shannon.

The National Irish Bank is preparing to close all 27 branches in its network, including its branch in Carrick-on-Shannon.

Over 100 voluntary-led redundancies are being sought by the bank as part of a massive restructuring which will see all the branches close by mid-November.

The branches will then be replaced by seven Personal Banking Centres located in Waterford, Athlone, Cork, Limerick, Letterkenny and four locations in Dublin.

To support and facilitate this change, the Bank’s new Personal Banking Centres will be open 7 days a week from September 2012, with extended opening hours of 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am - 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Customers can also continue to avail of cash and cheque lodgement facilities through the Bank’s partnership with An Post. National Irish Bank is in the process of communicating directly with all of its customers. The changes will not affect the day-to-day running of customers’ accounts.