At at time when cross border shopping between European member states was restricted, 'Newsbeat' reports on cross border shopping and whether it makes you a smuggler.
First broadcast on 10 September, 1968 'Newsbeat' talks to passengers on a train from Dublin to Belfast. Many are travelling with the intention of buying products that are either cheaper in the north of Ireland or not available in the south.
Passengers are asked about what they know about the legalities of cross-border shopping and being labeled a smuggler. Some are unaware of the laws, some wouldn't take the risk and others are willing to take the risk.
'Newsbeat' was a half-hour feature programme presented by Frank Hall and ran for 7 years from September 1964 to June 1971. 'Newsbeat' went out from Monday to Friday on RTÉ television and reported on current affairs and issues of local interest from around Ireland. The final programme was broadcast on the 11 June, 1971.