On 31 August 1994, the IRA declared a "complete cessation" of violence. The RTÉ Newsroom received a cassette and a written message from the IRA confirming the details of the ceasefire.

RTÉ News reports on the announcement of an IRA ceasefire. Reporter Charlie Bird was handed a copy of a statement from the IRA and a cassette tape.

The report features Charlie Bird on the telephone reading from the statement which announces a ceasefire from midnight and includes extracts from the recording of the IRA spokesperson.