Fears for local Ulster Bank branches as parent company considers closures

Seven local Ulster Bank branches could be under threat as speculation mounts the bank’s owner could choose to end operations in the Republic.

Reports today suggest NatWest is considering closing its 88 branches and laying off 2,500 staff.

It’s expected it would choose to wind up the operation, rather than merging it with another bank.

Ulster Bank closed a number of branches in the Shannonside Northern Sound region in recent years but it still has seven branches across Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath.