Councillors welcome bank reprieve
THE news that the Tandragee branch of the Ulster Bank is to remain open has been welcomed by Newry and Armagh DUP MLA William Irwin.
There had been fears that the branch would be one of 22 across Ireland to be closed as part of cut-backs, and would follow the fate of the Northern Bank which closed its Tandragee branch in May.
Mr Irwin had written to the chief executive of the Ulster Bank in Belfast to highlight the importance of the service.
He said “I am relieved that the Tandragee Ulster Bank branch will be remaining open.”
He added, “The branch here in Tandragee is important to local people and to local businesses and it is reassuring that the town will be retaining this vital service.”
Cusher DUP Councillor Gareth Wilson, who had also raised concerns, added, “This is good news and it is a relief that the service here in Tandragee has not been the target for cuts, meaning folk in Tandragee won’t have to travel further for their banking.”
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