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Bank of Ireland shut Dunleer branch as part of Covid-19 response

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The Bank of Ireland branch on Main Street, Ardee. Photo Credit: Google Maps.

The Bank of Ireland branch in Dunleer is to close as part of the bank’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Dunleer is one of 101 branches nationwide that will close temporarily, the bank say.

Bank of Ireland have not provided a date for when the Dunleer branch, or any other branches that will temporarily close, will reopen. There are currently four branches in Louth – Dundalk, Drogheda, Ardee and Dunleer – and the latter is the only one which will close for an unspecified period.

Branches in Dundalk, Drogheda and Ardee will remain open. 161 branches across Ireland will remain fully open and operational. Dunleer will still be served by an external ATM while the branch premises itself is closed. That ATM was the target of two raids in recent times – late last year and again in January.

In a statement on Monday, the bank said, ‘We are making changes to our branch network in the Republic of Ireland (from Tuesday 24th March) to ensure our resources are focused on services most in demand during the coronavirus pandemic. The changes also reflect a reduction in footfall at branches as more people remain at home.

‘161 branches nationwide will be open as normal. While 101 locations will temporarily close during the pandemic, all Bank of Ireland branches will continue to provide ATM services.’

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