At ceremony marking the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima a call is made for Ireland to become a nuclear free zone.

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.