Pop star Michael Jackson and his entourage arrived in Cork on a scheduled Aer Lingus flight from Paris.

Jackson and a party of at least two other adults and three masked children left Cork airport by minibus. The children are believed to be his children Prince Michael, Prince Michael II and Paris. His plans or length of stay in Ireland are not known.

The last time Michael Jackson appeared in Ireland was for a sell-out concert at the RDS in Dublin in 1997.

An RTÉ News report by Paddy MacKenna broadcast on 23 June 2006.