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More than 60,000 people came together to celebrate Dublin Pride

The parade was the biggest the Irish city has had

2018-07-02

More than 60,000 LGBT allies and members came together to celebrate Dublin Pride on Saturday (June 30).

Crowds gathered to the centre of the Irish city to show their support for the LGBT+ community and it was the biggest people parade to date in the city.

Dublin LGBT Pride took to Twitter to thank everyone who came down to support them and wrote: "Dublin you were absolutely radiant yesterday!

"Thanks to all of you 60,0000 plus gorgeous people who came out to celebrate #DublinPride, making it the biggest (and most colourful we might add) people parade yet.

"We hope everyone had a fantastic time! #Pride"

Dublin Roller Derby also showed their support and wrote on social media: "We had an absolute BLAST skating in @dublinpride #pride parade today!

"Billions more photos (& gifs obvs.) to come, but here’s a taster of our fun in the #Dublin sun :D #WeAreFamily #ProudAF"

More than 250 Aer Lingus employees, their friends and families took part in the 2018 Dublin Pride Parade.

As official airline of Dublin Pride 2018, Aer Lingus made its mark at the parade by managing to ‘land’ a specially-designed Pride aircraft on the streets of Dublin.

Mike Rutter, Aer Lingus Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are committed to creating a working environment that is fully inclusive where colleagues are comfortable and confident bringing their whole selves to work.

"We are going through a substantive growth period and we welcome people from diverse backgrounds and cultures to join us and help the airline be fit and ready for what lies ahead in the 21st century.

"We are delighted to have had such strong support from our colleagues at today’s parade and are proud to be the official airline of Dublin Pride 2018.”