Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and Minister Martin Heydon met with CEO of Ulster Bank on Wednesday to look for guarantees that farmer clients would be looked after following the Ulster Bank announcement last Friday.

Speaking at the IFA Kerry AGM on Tuesday night, Minister Heydon said the exit of the bank was “really not a good situation. It’s not good for farmers and there is real concern and we need to understand why it hasn’t worked out for Ulster Bank. We welcome the AIB and PTSB moves but we need guarantees for farmers and that is what we will be looking for in our meeting with Ulster Bank”.

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