Public meeting in Ardara against closure of local Ulster Bank

A public meeting to discuss a possible course of action to keep the Ulster Bank branch in Ardara in county Donegal open is taking place tonight.

It follows the announcement by Ulster Bank last week that it’s to close 22 of its branches nationwide including Ardara and Ballymote in county Sligo.

The news has come as a shock to local communities who are worried about dwindling rural services including banks, post offices and rural transport services.

The Ardara town traders have organised an extraordinary public meeting tonight at 8pm in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel in Ardara.

Ardara Community Activist Liam Whyte says there’s huge anger in the town over this decision and he’s calling on people to support the meeting

Ardara Community Activist Liam Whyte says it will impact everyone especially elderly people, businesses and tourists: