NEWRY, Ire. (9/2/09)--Newry CU is the first credit union in Ireland to offer a "current" or real-time account service for its members. The new service means members will have access to direct debits, standing orders, ATM and Visa access at no cost to them. Members will be able to access their funds around the clock both locally and globally and pay for online and in-store purchases (Newry Democrat Aug. 4). Newry CU Manager Brendan Jackson said the current account is part of the credit union's ongoing aim to tackle financial exclusion.