From 7 September Ulster Bank have announced that their branches in Ireland will be open longer : The new opening hours will be
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Wednesday 10.00am – 4.30pm.
(Some branches will still close for lunch !)
It’s a step in the right direction – but many UK banks are open 9 to 5 and many of them open on Saturdays too.