“Crazy” – Carthy hits out at AIB over proposals to cut services at Carrickmacross & Castleblayney branches
Cavan Monaghan Sinn Féin TD, Matt Carthy, has hit out against the announced AIB proposals to remove cash services from 70 branches across the state, including Casteblayney and Carrickmacross in County Monaghan.
Speaking on Tuesday, Deputy Carthy, said:
“This is a Crazy proposition that will have devastating implications for consumers and businesses in the towns affected.
“AIB is a bank that was bailed out by Irish taxpayers to the tune of €3.5BILLION, government amended the law to essentially protect their profits from taxation for 20 years. They have an obligation to those Irish communities that suffered the austerity that their failures brought about.
“I have contacted AIB and will be urging them to reconsider the matter.
“I will also be contacting the Minister for Finance requesting government intervention – government cannot continue to sit back while services are removed from local rural communities!”