A week into the big freeze, Ireland continues to struggle into work.

Snow arrived in Ireland in late November 2010, beginning a prolonged period of severely cold weather. December 2010 is a month that would go down in history as the coldest month ever recorded in the country.

The Luas tram could only make it as far as Beechwood in Ranelagh, meaning that commuters had to walk the remaining distance to the city centre on the snowy tracks. Dart and Intercity rail services were delayed. Dublin Bus was operating on the main corridors, but some local routes had been cancelled.

With fresh snowfall due to hit the east, conditions were expected to deteriorate.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 December 2010. The reporter is John Kilraine.