Ulster Bank’s branches in Ennis and Shannon have avoided closure in a major new restructuring plan by the company.
22 branches across the country are to close with the loss of 220 jobs.
Management says that in the past week, an average of 30 people per day used the branches that are set to close, while 62 per cent of all transactions last year were digital.
Ulster Bank says the redundancies will be volunteer-led and that supports will be put in place to assist affected customers.
The restructuring will also involve an upgrade of branches and the addition of two mobile banks which will travel to rural areas.