Around 4,000 people took part in this afternoon's Gay Pride march through Dublin city Centre.

The annual march, now in its 20th year, began at Parnell Square and proceeded down O'Connell Street before turning onto the quays to finish at the Civic Offices at Wood Quay.

The Dublin parade was one of a number of parades held in European cities. Thousands gathered in Paris where the organisers stressed the importance of equality following far-right leader Jean Marie Le Pen's success in getting to the second round of the French presidential election.