As Irish Rail strike begins, a Dublin bridge is shut down in order to film a television advert 5 years ago

As Irish Rail strike begins, a Dublin bridge is shut down in order to film a television advert

On the same day that the Irish Rail strike began, this did nothing to help traffic in the capital.

Reports that U2 have shut down the Samuel Beckett Bridge to film a new video appear to be wide of the mark, although the Dublin landmark does remain closed to traffic on the same day that the Irish Rail strike kicks into gear.

The Irish Independent reported that the Dublin band were filming their latest video on the same day that the two-day stoppage causes traffic chaos for Dubliners.

However, it has since emerged that Guinness are filming an advert about Irish music in a move that will still draw consternation from people looking to make their way across the Liffey

Up to 100,000 commuters are set to be affected on Monday, with further 24-hour strikes expected during the All-Ireland hurling and football finals on September 7th and 21st.