The withdrawal of Ulster Bank from Ireland and the decision by Bank of Ireland to close many of its branches will mean that many communities and small businesses might now be left without local banks. Post offices and credit unions are left to fill the gap but operate under tight constraints that limit the services they can provide.
In this meeting, David McAuley of Donore Credit Union and Philip Kelly of Ballyfermot Inchicore Credit Union will talk about each of how their credit unions operates and the vital roles these play in their respective communities, but also the restrictions that prevent them from doing more.
Neasa Hourigan, Green Party TD for Dublin Central and party Finance spokesperson will talk about the need for a public banking system in Ireland that would allow credit unions and post offices to expand and diversify so as to better serve and revitalise neglected communities.
The Future of Public and Community Banking: Public Meeting with Neasa Hourigan TD, David McAuley (Donore Credit Union) and Philip Kelly (Ballyfermot Inchicore Credit Union)
Date / Time: Monday 22 March, 2021 / 13:00
Link to Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92110516435?pwd=QTZLQWZ3eWZ6a0ZaSENBKzBIR0FRUT09
Meeting ID: 921 1051 6435