Diversions as protesters take to the Dail
Traffic diversions are in place around Dublin's Molesworth Street as protesters demonstrate against the return of the Dail this afternoon.
AA Roadwatch has advised motorists to avoid the area where possible and those on Dawson Street will have to continue onto Nassau St.
In addition to that, traffic is down to one lane on Kildare St and St. Stephen's Green.
Dail sessions resume at 1:30pm this afternoon, and it is unclear whether the protest will increase or decrease in size as the day continues.
A Garda spokesperson said: "We would facilitate a protest, any protest, as long as it's legal.
"We also ensure that there's enough gardai present to police the situation."