O'Connell Street Bank of Ireland branch forced to close after Occupy Dame Street protesters stage demonstration

Monday 23 July 2012 21.55
Bank of Ireland on O'Connell Street (Pic: Una Mullally)
Bank of Ireland on O'Connell Street (Pic: Una Mullally)

The Bank of Ireland branch at O'Connell Street in Dublin was closed this afternoon after protesters from the Occupy Dame Street movement staged a demonstration inside the building.

The incident started at about 1.30pm, when seven protesters went into the branch.

A Bank of Ireland spokesperson said it was very unfortunate that they had to close the branch, but said it was done to protect their customers and staff.

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