SIX transition year students from Mercy Heights Secondary School, Skibbereen recently set up a school bank called Keeping Up With The Bankers.
by Carol Gilbert THE future of Ballydehob is bright thanks to the vision and courage of two local people, Maura O’Brien and William Swanton. The ‘unsung heroes’ signed a loan agreement with Skibbereen Credit Union, on behalf of Ballydehob Community Council to purchase the former AIB Bank building which stands central in the West Cork village. At the Community Council’s public meeting held on May 25th, details were outlined for
THE closure of two AIB bank branches in the Mizen Head peninsula is a huge blow to the people of West Cork and there will be major consequences for the area, according to Fianna Fáil Senator Denis O’Donovan who is calling on the bank to reconsider its decision. Senator O’Donovan said that the closure of the bank branches in Schull and Ballydehob presents major difficulties for local people in
SCHULL & District Community Council will hold a public meeting on Friday, August 3rd next at 8.30pm in Schull Parish Hall. The meeting has been called in response to the decision by AIB to close two of its branches in Schull and Ballydehob, a decision met with locally with a combination of concern and anger.
AIB bank will close three of its branches in West Cork by the end of next year as part of a nationwide cost-cutting exercise. The branches to go in West Cork are Schull, Ballydehob and Innishannon.
SIX Transition Year students from St Mary’s Secondary School in Macroom have scooped a €10,000 prize for the school and an Apple i-Pad 2 each after winning the All Ireland Final of the AIB Build A Bank Challenge 2012. The team made up of Sharon McSweeney, Caroline Kehoe, Chelsea Cunningham, Tracey Cronin, Lucy Kelleher and Orna Hinchion along with their teacher Arlene O Donoghue and Student Officer Grace O’Sullivan travelled