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    A HECTIC DAY IN THE IRISH REPUBLIC TODAY (MONDAY) WITH BUS AND DOCKS STRIKES IN DUBLIN AND THE IRISH NAVY OPENING FIRE OF FISHING TRAWLERS OF THE COAST NEAR WEXFORD.

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    A HECTIC DAY IN THE IRISH REPUBLIC TODAY (MONDAY) WITH BUS AND DOCKS STRIKES IN DUBLIN AND THE IRISH NAVY OPENING FIRE OF FISHING TRAWLERS OF THE COAST NEAR WEXFORD.

    IN DUBLIN 2,000 DOCKERS PARALYSED THE DEEP WATER PART OF THE PORT OF DUBLIN. THEY WERE STRIKING FOR A 40-HOUR AND FIVE DAY WEEK. THIRTY-THREE SHIPS WERE DELAYED WITH 1,000,000 IN CARGOES STACKED ON THE DOCKS.

    MEANWHILE A SECTION OF DUBLIN BUS WORKERS REMAINED ON STRIKE IN PROTEST AGAINST THE DISMISSAL OF A DRIVER WHO REFUSED TO OPERATE A ONE-MAN BUS.

    ALSO, THREE MILES OFFSHORE FROM WEXFORE, 75 MILES (120 KMS) SOUTH OF DUBLIN, AN IRISH FISHERY PATROL CORVETTE FIRED WARNING SHOTS DURING A FISHING DISPUTE BETWEEN TRAWLERS. FIVE IRISH REPUBLIC TRAWLERS AND SURROUNDED A NORTHERN IRELAND TRAWLER THAT HAD BEEN FISHING FROM REPUBLIC HERRING BEDS.

    IN THE BUS DISPUTE SOME 1,700 MAINTENANCE WORKERS, EMPLOYED BY THE NATIONAL TRANSPORT COMPANY, DECIDED AGAINST THEIR EARLIER THREAT TO STRIKE TODAY. THEY SAID THEY HAD POSTPONED ACTION TO ALLOW THE LABOUR COURT TO CONSIDER THEIR CLAIM FOR A DIFFERENTIAL INCREASE. IN THE DOCKS DISPUTE, UNION MEN AND PORT AUTHORITY OFFICIALS HELD TALKS LASTING THREE HOURS. THESE WERE ADJOURNED UNTIL TUESDAY.

    IN THE FISHING DISPUTE THE NORTHERN IRELAND TRAWLERS HAD BEEN FISHING WITHIN THE NEIGHBOURING REPUBLIC'S TERRITORIAL WATERS UNDER A FIVE-YEAR AGREEMENT. THE SKIPPER OF THE VESSEL, THE VICTORY, CLAIMED THAT HER NETS WERE CUT, SHE WAS RAMMEDDAND CREWS OF THE FIVE SOUTHERN VESSELS HAD THROWN BOTTLES, COAL AND PIECES OF LEAD AT HIS CREW. THERE IRISH REPUBLIC FISHERY PROTECTION CORVETTE MACHA MOVED IN AND FIRED WARNING SHOTS OVER THE BOWS OF TH FIVE SOUTHERN BOATS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADMKR4DV525Z2ED7DY1Y1AV7P9
    Media URN:
    VLVADMKR4DV525Z2ED7DY1Y1AV7P9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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