• Short Summary

    Public services in Dublin, capital of Eire, ground to a halt on February 3rd when the 3,000 municipal workers employed by the city corporation went on strike.

  • Description

    Public services in Dublin, capital of Eire, ground to a halt on February 3rd when the 3,000 municipal workers employed by the city corporation went on strike.

    Many of the streets, like Moore Street, which is used by stallholders, were covered with rubbish and in others dustbins spilled their contents into the street.

    About 1,000 street lamps remained alight during the day as there was nobody to turn them off.

    Dublin people depend a great deal on their corporation and the strike, therefore, has interrupted several services. Apart from refused collection, corporation employees carry on the food and fish markets.

    Wholesalers passed the pickts at the vegetable market but fish dealers sold their wares outside their own market. The city slaughter house was closed and Army engineers were called in to watch the sewage pumps.

    In the afternoon the Lord Mayor, Councillor James Carroll, locked the door of the Mansion House. He said that he would not use his office during the strike as he would not pass the pickets.

    The city clerical staffs, the firebrigade, and rent collectors are at work, but the staff of St.Fintan's cemetery are out on strike.

    Touring the Irish capital, our cameraman filmed the various pickets on duty outside the were various corporation buildings and also found the Lord Mayor at work in his home - carrying on his official civic duties.

    While one householder drove out to a nearby tip to dispose of his rubbish, troops from the National Army moved into the large water works at Ringsand to ensure that they would continue working.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8XBC4KNXGIFMBWODYNDDEHSTS
    Media URN:
    VLVA8XBC4KNXGIFMBWODYNDDEHSTS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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