KERRY Mental Health Association has welcomed AIB’s reversal of its decision to end cash services at some of its branches in Kerry.

The charity has nine branches in Kerry, five of which serve towns that AIB had listed to be downgraded – Dingle, Kenmare, Killorglin, Cahersiveen and Kenmare, not to mention Abbeyfeale which also serves many people in Kerry.

The General Manager of Kerry Mental Health Association, John Drummey, said: “Now that AIB has reversed its decision to remove cash services from branches, measures must be put in place to ensure that there is no further erosion of bank services in Kerry. The mental wellbeing of people in rural parts of the county has been tested enough over recent years due to Covid, inflation, and the continuing growth of rural isolation. These issues are putting pressure on the already stretched mental health services. The Government must stay awake at the wheel to prevent similar situations from arising in the future.”

Kerry Mental Health Association supports people with mental health challenges, their families and carers in Kerry and provides accommodation for people with mental health challenges. Visit us at