Bride Ann Brown and groom Kevin McEnery had a traditional white wedding in the Belfied Church at University College Dublin (UCD).

But their choice of transport to the reception was far from traditional, a tandem bicycle, a novel way of dealing with the petrol shortages caused by a crisis in the Middle East.

Ann, a clerical supervisor from Ranelagh is known to her friends as Daisy. So, when they suggested that she would looks sweet, upon the seat, of a bicycle made for two, she had to agree. Kevin, a barman from Killiney took the front seat and the pair peddled off into the sunset while their friends went back to the petrol queues.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 19 September 1980