Irish banks finally opened again following a six month strike.

The Bank of Ireland on College Green opens following a strike which began on which began on 1 May. A queue of people wait to enter the building. Inside bank staff get back to work and deal with customers.

Some of the people present talk about how they were affected by the bank strike. While their problems were many, by and large, they all managed.

It gave us such a bad image outside of the country having to write excuses saying well we can't pay you, due to the bank strike, we did find other ways and means of doing so.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 17 November 1970. The reporter is John McAleese.