Ulster Bank to close Ardara and Raphoe branches

Ulster Bank is closing 22 branches across the country - two of the closures are in Donegal.

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.

220 jobs are also to go in the organisation, as part of the restructuring process.

It says the redundancies will be volunteer-led and that supports will be put in place to assist affected customers.

The branches in Ardara and Raphoe will close under the plans.