People in Ballymote protest over local banking services

People in Ballymote are expressing their concern over planned changes to banking services in the town.

The community held a protest at lunchtime.

It’s outside the Bank of Ireland branch where traditional over-the-counter services are to be replaced by an ‘advice and self-service’ system.

Ballymote once had three fully-functioning branches.

However, Allied Irish Bank closed its branch some years ago and Ulster Bank will close next month.

In advance of the protest, these people have been telling Ocean FM News reporter Harry Keaney this lunchtime how they feel about what’s happening: