A Monaghan councillor has "welcomed" additional services which will be put in place by the Bank of Ireland (BOI) in relation to issues with an ATM machine based in Carrickmacross.
Councillor Colm Carthy welcomed what he described as a "lengthy response" from the bank, during a recent Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Municipal District meeting.
The additional supports are expected to be put in place over bank holiday weekends, including the upcoming June bank holiday, which will see the return of the popular Carrickmacross Festival for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.
The service has faced heavy criticism from members of the public, who in the past have not been able to access cash due to issues with the local ATM machine.
Speaking in relation to public concerns, Cllr Carthy warned that some businesses in the town "only deal with cash," and that due to the current climate of rising costs and inflation pressures, many households budget for the week ahead by taking out only a certain amount of cash that will "do them for the week."
Councillor Carthy described the upcoming June bank holiday festival as "huge" for the local economy, and added that it would be a "tragedy" if the ATM was out of service during that time.