Permanent TSB Bank has officially opened its doors in Ballyjamesduff. The financial institution takes over from the former Ulster Bank which left the market earlier this year. Cavan Monaghan Fianna Fail TD, Deputy Niamh Smyth, officiated proceedings on the day and the bank was welcomed to the town by business people and the local community.
Deputy Smyth says there is a deep appreciation locally for TSB's move to provide much-needed banking services in the town, following the void left by Ulster Bank. She added how important it is that local people use the services that are now being provided to them at the financial facility.
"In reality, Permanent TSB has replaced the service that Ulster Bank had in Ballyjamesduff. So, I am appealing to local people to come back to Ballyjamesduff - as the famous Paddy Reilly song suggests - and make sure to open an new account; use the services; and go in an meet with the staff.
"If you have an account in another bank outside the town, just think of the impact that might have on local businesses," Deputy Smyth added.