Gardai have stepped up their security presence in Dublin city centre amid fears that tens of thousands of protestors will hit the streets today.
Security has been increased on Molesworth Street, near the Dail, where the Budget will be announced today.
Angry protestors were already on Kildare Street this morning to show Finance Minister Michael Noonan and the Government they've had enough cuts.
One placard read: "The Enda is night".
Pensioners will once again bear the brunt of the Budget cuts, while the scrappage of €850 bereavement grant is also proving controversial.
Gardai say there are "minor disruptions" to traffic flow around the Dail where protestors have gathered, but they said "nowhere in the city is off limits".
A garda spokesperson said: "Gardai are trying to ensure that the city keeps moving. At certain places in the city there will be restrictions, but nowhere will be off limits."
A heavy garda presence will be on high alert on the streets around Dail Eireann today, as the Government is expected to announce more savage cuts.
The spokesperson advised that motorists and pedestrians be wise about planning their route through the city centre, to avoid any delays.
"At 2.30pm we'll know the full amount of people protesting there," he added.
Meanwhile, fears are growing in certain parts of Dublin city centre that buildings will be on lockdown if anger escalates as the Budget is unveiled.