Minister McHugh to meet Ulster Bank officials over branch closures

Minister Joe McHugh is to meet senior officials at Ulster Bank tomorrow in an effort to have the decision to close two branches in Donegal reversed.

It follows the announcement by the Bank last week to close 22 of its branches including Ardara, Raphoe and Ballymote in county Sligo.

The Fine Gael Minister has called on the bank to reveal its profits following angry exchanges at meetings in Ardara and Raphoe last night.

The organisers of last night’s meeting have set up a committee with a view to opposing this decision which could also include a boycott of the bank where people would close their accounts.

Liam Whyte, a community activist says while it will be hard to have the decision reversed, they are planning to work with people in Raphoe to try and prevent this closure going ahead: