Dublin Pride has announced it is terminating its media partnership with RTÉ, saying it is "angered and disappointed" by recent discussions about the transgender community on the Liveline radio programme.

In a statement this evening, Dublin Pride said it has worked with RTÉ over the past three years "to increase positive representation of LGBTQ+ people on TV, radio and online, and to see the good work of so many people undone is saddening in the extreme and negates much of the efforts made to date".

It said the recent discussion on Liveline, which is presented by Joe Duffy, "breaches trust with our community and causes untold hurt".

Dublin Pride said it is terminating its media partnership with immediate effect, accusing RTÉ of stoking "the flames of anti-trans rhetoric".

While the Dublin Pride Festival takes place from 22-28 June, the whole of June is considered Pride Month, with a host of organisations and venues running Pride events across the city and county.

The Dublin Pride March and Parade will take place on Saturday 25 June.

On its website, Dublin Pride said: "It's an opportunity to showcase the many LGBTQ+ organisations working within the community along with ally groups who take a visible stand in support of LGBTQ+ people."

Dublin Pride said it expects a response on how RTÉ will make "amends for this situation".

RTÉ has yet to comment on the announcement.