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.
GV. MANSION HOUSE.
GV. CITY HALL.
ANGLE V. WATER BOARD.
CU. SIGN "STRIKE ON HERE".
ANGLE V. SIGN "ELECTRICITY BOARD."
ANG.V.PAN. THE LOCAL BATHS.
GV. MOORE STREET MARKET.
SV. SWEEPING THE PAVEMENT.
SV. HOUSEHOLDER TAKING AWAY HIS RUBBISH.
ANGLE V. STREET LIGHT BURNING.
SV. ARRIVING AT THE RUBBISH DUMP.
SV. TIPPING OUT THE RUBBISH.
SV. THE MAYOR ENTERS HIS HOME.
CU. HIS SHOP CLOSED UP.
LV. THE MAYOR WORKING AT HOME.
TGV. THE WATER WORKS.
SV. SOLDIERS OPERATING IT.
SV. TROOPS OUTSIDE THE WATER WORKS.
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Background: 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.