Thousands attend the annual Gay Pride Parade in Dublin.

Thousands of people throng the streets of Dublin for the annual Gay Pride Parade. The parade is the highlight of the Pride Festival and marks the conclusion of two weeks of events. The theme of the Festival is 'Pride and Joy' and organisers hope it will increase the visibility of the gay community in Ireland.

The parade starts at Parnell Square taking the traditional journey up O'Connell Street and Dame Street culminating at the Civic Offices.

Among the organisations, performers and floats making their way along O'Connell Street are Glória, Pink Philippines Ireland Organisation, Trinity College's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Society, Sonna Samba and Gay Community News (GCN). Senator David Norris is the parade's grand marshal.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 23 June 2007. This footage has natural sound only.