The Monkees are back together playing concerts and in Dublin for a television appearance.

The Monkees formed in 1966 but disbanded three years later. After a few short reunions in 1970s and 1980s, the foursome is back together again for a television special and a reunion tour.

Charles Manson auditioned to be a member, Jimi Hendrix appeared as their support act and they worked or played with everyone from Frank Zappa to Jack Nicholson.

After just 39 months together, The Monkees broke up and never toured together again. Now, they are back on the road.

The last time three of the four Monkees arrived at Dublin Airport, there were screaming fans. Today was somewhat quieter as their arrival clashed with the rugby game between Ireland Scotland.

Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork and Davy Jones were in Dublin to appear on tonight's Kenny Live programme.

The Monkees reunion tour includes a show at The Point Theatre on 10 March. On their arrival at Dublin Airport, the four band members told RTÉ News how they had instantly gelled after all the time apart. The Monkees have just completed a television special in America for the ABC network and are now embarking on a live tour. They will decide at the end of the tour what the future holds.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 1 March 1997. The reporter is Colm Connolly.