Call for Ireland to become a nuclear free zone at ceremony to mark the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

As part of their contribution to the ceremonies marking the 43rd anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, the Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is proposing Ireland becomes a nuclear free zone.

At a remembrance event in Merrion Square Dublin. supporters of Irish CND, Greenpeace and Earthwatch heard calls for Ireland to be declared a nuclear free zone.

Speakers at the event included the Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin Eoin Ryan and the Fianna Fáil TD Tom Kitt who said as a neutral country, Ireland

Should use its position to bring about the end, finally, of this nuclear threat. 

John Bowler of Greenpeace said since 1967, Ireland has had a non-nuclear policy, but in reality, this is not implemented. Carol Fox of Irish CND she would like to see Ireland declared as a nuclear free zone 

Which would mean that nuclear air-planes over flying the country, or any ships with nuclear weapons or nuclear power, would not be allowed into our harbours.

The poet Desmond Egan read a poem while children placed flowers at a cherry tree planted by in 1980 by Irish CND in memory of the Hiroshima bomb victims.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 August 1988. The reporter is Michael Murphy.