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Surprise at Ulster Bank Closure

Published: 16 January, 2013

West Tyrone councillor Ann Quinn has voiced her surprise at the closure of the Dromore branch of Ulster Bank, which was announced by the group on Wednesday as one of 22 closures across Ireland. She said that whilst the closure would be a massive blow to the town she took solace from the fact that no one would lose their jobs as a result of the closure.

Speaking following the announcement on Wednesday councillor Quinn said:

"I'm shocked by this announcement. The closure of the bank in Dromore will have a knock on effect on the town and the local economy. The bank has been in the town for very many years and the news of its closure is unfortunate. However despite this announcement I am of the understanding that no one will lose their jobs as a result of these closures.

"Notwithstanding this the announcement will be a devastating blow for local people. Indeed in November First Trust also closed their Dromore branch. This represents the withdrawal of another important service in the local community and within the space of a year has left the town of Dromore without banking provision.

It is understood that the functions and accounts in the Dromore branch will be transferred to the Omagh branch of the bank