With Gay Pride festivals taking place across Europe and in North America there was a large turnout for the parade in Dublin.
The festivities in Dublin began in Capel Street with a champagne breakfast. The annual parade left from the Garden of Remembrance in Parnell Square and passed through O'Connell Street. While the emphasis was on having a good time, issues including anti-gay crimes and civil partnership rights were also highlighted.
This footage shows the parade as it passes down O'Connell Street in Dublin's city centre.
Footage from an RTÉ News report broadcast on 24 June 2006.