The organisers of a controversial loyalist parade, which ended in violence in Dublin last year, have said they have cancelled plans to hold another similar march through the capital later this year.

William Fraser, spokesman for the organisers of the march, said they had cancelled the parade after they had been told that senior members of the government, including the Taoiseach, would be prepared to meet them for talks, possibly at the end of September.

Mr Fraser said the discussions would centre on the grievances felt by the Protestant victims of IRA violence along the border during the Troubles.

Mr Fraser said that instead of the march he planned to organise a cultural event in Dublin instead.