On 1 July 1990 the Republic of Ireland soccer team returns home following their success at Italia 90.

An estimated 50,000 people were at Dublin Airport to welcome the Irish team home. Thousands more lined the route from the airport to College Green in Dublin's city centre, where there was a civic reception.

The team returned from Rome on an Aer Lingus Boeing 737, which had been especially renamed the Saint Jack in honour of the team and their manager Jack Charlton. The plane made a special low level pass over the airport before touching down to the cheers of waiting supporters.  On board the Saint Jack, the Aer Lingus crew led by Captain Donal Foley made a special presentation to the team at 34,000 feet. Jack Charlton, a keen fisherman, was presented with a specially made fishing rod. 

The Taoiseach Charles Haughey was on the tarmac at Dublin airport to greet the team and the FAI officials. 

Ken Hammond introduces this RTÉ News at Six Thirty report by Donal Byrne broadcast on 1 July 1990.