Pop sensations Spice Girls arrive in Dublin for the IRMA music awards.

The media were out in force for the arrival the Spice Girls.

Dublin Airport hadn’t seen anything like it for years.

Loyal fans and an anxious press awaited their arrival.  When the moment came, neither were disappointed. One young fan, when asked if he thought that the Spice Girls were better than Oasis, commented, 

They’re nicer looking anyway.

An RTÉ News broadcast on 21 February 1997. The reporter is Gareth O’Connor.