Bank of Ireland vows to replace external ATM

Bank of Ireland vows to replace external ATM

Bank of Ireland has said it will replace the external ATM at its John St branch in Kells as quickly as possible. 

Amid mounting fears locally that the ATMs would not be replaced for fear of further devastating raids, BoI issued a statement to the Meath Chronicle assuring customers that cash facility would be restored and that additional staff would be on hand on Tuesday when the bank re-opens after the Bank Holiday weekend.

"Bank of Ireland is engaging with An Garda Siochana in relation to the incident at its branch in Kells. The safety of our customers and colleagues is of paramount importance and thankfully no one was hurt in the incident.

"The branch will reopen from 10am on Tuesday and we will be deploying additional cashiers and technology to support customers. Repair work will commence as soon as possible so that we can replace the external ATM.

It emerged over the weekend, Madden's Centra store in Termonfeckin, Co Louth will close its ATM in the aftermath of the recent ATM thefts from banks on both sides of the border.

he raids are estimated to have taken just four minutes by the gang who used a digger to pull the heavy machines from the wall of both banks.

AIB have yet to issue a comment in relation to its premises.

It's believed that as much as E200,000 was taken in the raids which happened at approximately 4.20am on Friday.

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