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Two Co. Tipperary Bank of Ireland branches closed temporarily in March will re-open on June 29 

Aileen Hahesy

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Aileen Hahesy

Two Co. Tipperary Bank of Ireland branches closed temporarily in March will re-open on June 29 

Bank of Ireland has announced that its Cahir and Templemore branches that were closed temporarily in late March at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, will re-open on Monday, June 29. 

The bank issued a statement this morning saying 83 of the branches it closed in March will re-open on June 29 with ATMs at these locations also accepting cash and cheque lodgements from this date.  Its Cahir and Templemore branches are among the list of branches that will re-open on that date. 

The two Co. Tipperary Bank of Ireland branches, which don't have a staff manned counter service, were closed on Tuesday, March 24 because of the fall in customers to bank branches due to the Covid-19 restrictions. They were among 101 branches of Bank of Ireland closed temporarily at the time. 

Staff at the two branches were redeployed to support the bank's larger branches where it said social distancing between customers could be properly maintained. They were also redeployed to help contact centres manage the customers requiring Covid-19 support, especially for mortgage and SME loan payment breaks.