30/06/2014

'Tens Of Thousands' Attend Dublin Pride Parade

Organisers of Dublin's Pride Parade have said that "tens of thousands" of people took part in this year's event, which was held in the city over the weekend.

Marking the largest ever Pride Parade, the event is only second in size to the city's St Patrick's Day programme of events.

The theme of this year's parade was 'Freedom', with a focus on celebrating improvements in equality and inclusion for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in Ireland.

Colm O'Gorman, Executive Director of Amnesty International and Grand Marshall of yesterday's event, said that while Ireland is making improvements, there is "still a way to go".

"We are almost there, but not quite. And partial freedom is not freedom; 'near equality' is not equality," he added.

(MH/JP)

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