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Laois men appointed to key roles in An Post and Bank of Ireland

Two Laois men have been appointed to key roles in some of Ireland’s leading organisations in recent weeks.

Eoin Lowry, from Ratheniska, who was previously Agri Business editor of the Irish Farmers Journal, has been appointed as the head of Bank of Ireland’s agricultural sector. His new role will focus on supporting existing and potential Bank of Ireland farming customers to scale and grow their businesses.

He will also oversee the development of Bank of Ireland’s strategy for the agricultural sector.

“A healthy, thriving agriculture sector is crucially important to Bank of Ireland and the wider, rural economy,” said the bank in a statement.

“Eoin’s appointment demonstrates the bank’s continued committment to this important sector.”

“We are delighted to appoint Eoin to this very important role in our sector’s tea,” added June Butler, head of SME banking with Bank of Ireland.

“His vast knowledge of the agri sector, and long-standing direct experience of working in this area will enable him to act as a trusted adviser to Irish farmers and agri businesses.”

Paul O’Loughlin, who lived in Graiguecullen and is a past pupil of Knockbeg College, has been appointed as An Post’s new Head of Financial Services Compliance.

His appointment was announced in the national media over the weekend.

Paul previously held the position of Compliance Director with AIB Merchant Services where “he built upon his significant prior experience in Anti Money Laundering focused roles with State Street and the Central Bank”.

“His responsibilities include the development and implementation of the Compliance Risk Management Framework, compliance monitoring and reporting requirements to An Post Financial Services,” said An Post.

“Paul brings exceptional experience and skills to An Post as we continue to expand our Financial Services business infrastrtucture,” said An Post CEO Peter Quinn.

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