Over one hundred Irish artists donated their work to an art auction to raise money in support of an anti-racism campaign. A total of 129 pieces were up for auction at the event organised by Le Cheile Artists Against Racism.
RTÉ News speaks to producer and founder of Riverdance Moya Doherty, and artist Robert Ballagh, two of the names behind Le Cheile. Artist Louis Le Brocquy is also at the event who comments on the growing popularity and accessibility of art to the public.
All the funds raised here this evening will go towards anti-racism projects.
Labour TD Ruairi Quinn describes the event as "a good cause". Bernadette Crawford of Le Cheile, talks about how money raised through the auction may be used to start a pilot project with schools to help combat racism.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 29 May 2001. The reporter is Anne Marie Green.