The Irish soccer team qualified for a place in the quarter finals of World Cup 1990 having won a penalty shoot out against Romania. However, in the quarter finals they were beaten 1-0 by host nations Italy.

Having successfully reached the quarter finals of the World Cup, the team returned home to Ireland as heroes receiving a tumultuous welcome.

This RTÉ News report by Bob Powell shows the players at their hotel greeting fans and signing autographs the morning after their return to Ireland. The report includes interviews with Kevin Moran, Mick McCarthy, John Aldridge and Ray Houghton.

Later that day Steve Staunton is pictured being paraded through his home town of Dundalk, Co. Louth.

A RTÉ News report broadcast on 2 July 1990.

Bill O'Herlihy
Bill O'Herlihy during Italia '90 (1990)