With supplies of petrol limited motorists queue for hours in the hope of filling their tanks.

This report from Ireland's Eye depicts the extent of the petrol crises in Ireland with cars queuing for miles to fill up.

With petrol delivery drivers on strike, many garages across the country have been forced to close due to lack of supply. This lack of fuel means motorists must join long queues in the hope of filling up with at least a gallon of petrol with remaining supplies being rationed.

Queuing for Petrol (1980)
Queuing for Petrol (1980)

Cars line the streets stationary and bumper to bumper as motorists wait patiently. Many are down to their last drop of petrol and have to push their cars to the pump.

'Ireland’s Eye’ reports on 7 October 1980.