On 28 March 1979 a maintenance strike at C.I.E. means that one third of Dublin buses are off the road. Maintenance men at C.I.E. are in a dispute with management over pay.

There are no services on nine routes and restricted services on over twenty others. Queues of Dublin commuters line the streets of Dublin city centre. Despite the petrol shortage, there is still steady traffic throughout the city as many CIE commuters opt to travel by car because of the strike. This report includes interviews with people on the streets of Dublin.

Provincial bus services are also affected by the 'work-to-rule' and overtime ban by the maintenance men. 

An RTÉ News report by Reg Cullen on 28 March 1979.

Dublin Bus Strike (1979)