Calls for Ulster Bank to speed up sale of Edgeworthstown buliding

There are calls for Ulster Bank to progress the sale of its former premises in Edgeworthstown.

The bank removed the ATM machine from the former bank premises this week having closed its doors earlier this year after over 100 years in the town. The premises was bought by the council this year and Ulster Bank has to remove it’s fittings before handing over the building which is to be developed as a community and innovation hub.

Longford Councillor Micheal Carrigy was among a group of local represnetaives who proposed the innvoation hub to be developed at the former bank branch.
He is very disappointed that months after the purchase appeared to have been finalised by the Council, they are still waiting for the deal to be rubber-stamped.

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Chair of the Edgeworthstown District Development Association, Frank Greene says they already have a new operator on standby but they need Ulster Bank to move ahead with the sale.