Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he believes it is only a matter of time before same-sex marriage is introduced in Northern Ireland.
He was speaking at a Pride event in Belfast ahead of the main Pride march which was held this afternoon.
Mr Varadkar said he was attending the event as a gesture of solidarity.
"I am not here to unsettle anyone, but I am here to show my support and the support of my Government for equality before the law for all citizens no matter where they reside," he told journalists on his way in to the event.
Mr Varadkar said: "It is of course a decision for the Northern Ireland Assembly, but I am confident that like other western European countries they will make that decision in due course."Read more via RTE