Large crowds are taking part in the annual Gay Pride Parade in Dublin city centre.

Today's parade, which is celebrating its 30th year, is the culmination of a ten-day festival.

Last year 25,000 people marched in the Dublin parade.

The theme of this year's parade is Live, Love & Be Proud.

The parade began at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square at 2pm and from there it travelled down O'Connell Street to finish at the Pride Village in Merrion Square.