Bank ‘remains committed’ to replacing Crossmaglen cash machine

May 4, 2010

By Brónagh Murphy

More than three months have passed since the cash machine from the Bank of Ireland in Crossmaglen was stolen in an early morning raid.

Despite repeated assurances from the bank that the service will be restored, a definitive date for the replacement of the ATM has yet to be confirmed.

The extensive damage caused to the building, along with the bank’s standard review of security measures, were initially cited as defining factors in the ongoing lapse of the ATM service.

It later emerged that the matter was on the agenda for discussion at an internal meeting of bank officials on March 30th.

Around the same time, the construction work on the building concluded, leaving no apparent place for a cash machine to be re-fitted.

Seeking clarification on the matter, the Examiner contacted the Bank of Ireland Corporate Communications Department from where spokesperson, Julie Sherlock, reiterated the bank’s commitment to replacing the machine.  She says Bank of Ireland fully understands the frustration felt by customers but added that it is “constantly reviewing its security and this is a factor in the delay.”