Saturday 10 December 2016

On thin ice? Just grit and bear it

Published 03/01/2010 | 05:00

Forget striking public servants. Nothing can bring the country to a halt quite like the Irish weather. Snow fell on New Year's Eve and life as we knew it changed overnight.

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There was no more than three centimetres of the stuff, yet planes were grounded, buses vanished and the traditional New Year's stampede to the sales never materialised.

The landscape changed too. It wasn't only that it was white. Abandoned cars littered the eerily empty roadsides, like scenes from some end-of-the-world disaster movie.

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