Despite the bad weather, traffic in and out of Ireland was up for the August bank holiday weekend in 1985.

Michelle McCaughren reports on the different travel options available. Aer Lingus were expecting to fly 12,500 passengers into Ireland, with numbers up from all points, including the US and the continent. For those going by ferry, B & I were expecting to carry over 46,000 people between Ireland and Britain over the weekend, while there were long queues for the Isle of Man ferry. As for those staying in Ireland for the weekend, CIÉ were putting on 25 extra trains and many additional buses.

An RTÉ News report from 3 August 1985.