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When Irish Pubs Saved the Economy

In May 1970 Ireland's banks were forced to close for 6 months when workers went on strike. But in an age before ATMs and debit cards the Irish found a way of getting hold of their money - at the pub.

Photo:Three glasses of Guinness on a bar in Downings, Co. Donegal, Ireland (BBC)

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Wed 24 May 2017 07:50GMT

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