A Monaghan councillor has raised his concerns after a public ATM was targeted by thieves last weekend.
According to Cllr Seamus Coyle, the only Public ATM in Ballybay was targeted by thieves in an attempt to extract monies from the Bank of Ireland Branch ATM on the Main Street.
After speaking with staff, Cllr Coyle said they are "mystified" as to the methods used by the thugs involved.
Such was the sophistication of the operation, no alarms, or warning indicators were triggered until staff arrived to open the Ballybay Bank of Ireland Branch on Monday morning.
According to Cllr Coyle, the incident has left the town of Ballybay without an ATM service since then.
He added that Bank of Ireland Management have assured him that they are using all available Engineering/Technological staff to repair the Ballybay Branch ATM and are hopeful of having it back in full service in the next 24 hours.