Bank accused of reneging on its promise as concerns heighten for Mayo branches

A surge in online banking is not helping the future of Mayo’s four Bank of Ireland branches temporarily closed due to the pandemic. Despite protests from businesses in Ballyhaunis, one of the 101 branches closed, there is no indication from...

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Number of Mayo primary schools has halved

Empty school corridor
By Keith Bourke The number of primary schools in Mayo has reduced by half over the past 50 years and the decline is forecast to continue. A new study published by the Department of Education estimates that primary school enrolments in the West are expected to decline by almost 30% by 2036. Last year 53,108 students enrolled in primary schools in the region...

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