Following a six month bank strike which began on 1 May, Irish banks finally opened again on 17 November 1970.

RTÉ News visits the Bank of Ireland on College Green as the gates re-open, allowing the awaiting queue of people to enter the building. Inside bank staff get back to work and deal with customers.

Reporter John McAleese interviews some of the people present 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 by John McAleese broadcast on 17 November 1970.