Bank bosses urged to keep Drumshanbo branch open

A Drumshanbo based Councillor has called on Bank of Ireland to think carefully before closing any rural branches in the eventuality of further restrictions having to be implemented due to Covid-19.

A number of branches throughout the North West were closed due to the pandemic restrictions.

Most offices including the Bank of Ireland outlets in Drumshanbo and Ballymote are due to re-open on June 29th.

However it’s been claimed that the temporary closures has led to serious disruption for local residents and businesses.


Caoirthleacht of Leitrim County Council Enda McGloin says rural banks are a vital service in all towns and as a result careful consideration should be given to whether they remain open or not during the pandemic.