Traffic congestion in the Ballsbridge area of Dublin is a challenge for drivers and pedestrians.

Newsbeat report shows traffic along Merrion Road in Ballsbridge. Pedestrians brave the traffic to get to work and school as double-decker buses, bikes and cars speed along the road. Buildings featured include Hume House, and the US Embassy at the intersection between Elgin Road and Pembroke Road.

This footage was broadcast as part of a  'Newsbeat' report on 2 November 1966. The clip shown here is mute.

'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 RTE television and reported on current affairs and issues of local interest from around Ireland. The final programme was broadcast on the 11 June, 1971.