Irish artists donate work to raise money in support of an anti-racism campaign.

A total of 129 pieces of art were up for auction at the event organised by Le Chéile Artists Against Racism. Producer and founder of Riverdance Moya Doherty, and artist Robert Ballagh, two of the names behind Le Chéile explain the thinking behind the event.

Artist Louis Le Brocquy is impressed by 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 Chéile, describes 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.