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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# cashless society

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Certain businesses and sectors should be legislated to accept cash
A review into retail banking states that there will be a decline in bank branches and ATMs in the coming years.
Government advised to preemptively legislate to ensure that cash continues to be accepted by certain sectors and businesses, reports Political Correspondent Christina Finn
Risks could arise should retailers such as large supermarket chains and other services such as GPs or hospitals decide to not accept cash, the banking report finds.
The Irish bank branch network has reduced from 617 branches in June 2020 to 438 branches in September 2022.
'We got it wrong, we made a mistake': AIB not planning to return to cashless branch strategy
Politicians declare victory for ‘people power’ after AIB u-turn on withdrawing cash services
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Concerns some customers may get 'left behind' as businesses move away from cash payments
Contactless payments have skyrocketed during the pandemic.
Contactless payments have skyrocketed during the pandemic.
With cash use dwindling, some businesses have stopped accepting notes and coins altogether.
Advocacy groups are warning that digital-only payments discriminate against some parts of society, writes Céimin Burke..
That €5 you get charged for your ATM card is no more
But there is something to replace it…
The future has arrived - you can now order drinks on your mobile in Coppers
Less queuing, more boozing.
8 big trends to look out for in Ireland this year
Cocooning, DIY health, and deal frenzies: Red C Research has come up with what it thinks will be the major trends for Irish society for 2012.