The Chinese New Year begins on Sunday with events taking place around the country to welcome in the Year of the Snake.

RTÉ News reported on the Chinese New Year in 2004, when Smithfield was transformed into Chinatown in Ireland's first major celebration of the event.

Orla O'Donnell meets the festival's organisers and members of Dublin's burgeoning Chinese community.

RTÉ News 23 January 2004

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