The OJ Simpson trial was one of the most viewed events in television history with millions around the world tuning in to watch the trial which was broadcast live from a Los Angeles courtroom each day.

OJ Simpson had been charged with the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman on 12 June 1994.

Following an 8 month televised trial, the verdict was announced and OJ was acquitted of the murder. Reporter Gareth O'Connor got the reactions to the verdict from some Dubliners in Doheny and Nesbitt's pub. 

One man described the trial as "a Soap Opera", while another commented that 

It was entertainment from day one. From the time the car chase started, it stopped being about law or justice. It was about television.

One woman described the verdict as "appalling" saying that OJ should have been found guilty. 

Another man comments that the trial was bigger than the World Cup and commented that

I don't think trials like that should be shown on television.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 October 1995.