Bank of Ireland to close 88 branches

There could be further reductions in banking services across the north west. Bank of Ireland has said this morning it plans to close 88 branches in Ireland and a further 15 in Northern Ireland.  The news comes just weeks after Ulster Bank announced it was leaving the Irish market.


Bank of Ireland say the closures are set to start from September of this year.

The locations for these closures are set to be announced later this morning, after staff at the affected branches are briefed.


The branch network in Ireland will reduce from 257 to 169 and from 28 to 13 in Northern Ireland.  It’s understood branches closing are predominately self-service locations which do not offer a counter service,” the bank said.


A new partnership between Bank of Ireland and An Post is also expected to be announced later, this partnership will offer customers access to a range of banking services at over 900 locations.