Major May Day March Underway In Dublin

A major march is taking place in Dublin this afternoon – demanding Government action on the housing crisis.

They set off from the Garden of Remembrance and are making their way across the city towards Liberty Hall.



Thousands of people have turned out for the annual May Day march to highlight their concerns about the deepening homelessness crisis.

Crowds gathered at the the Garden of Remembrance and will hold a rally outside Liberty Hall in the city.

The march – organised by the Dublin Council of Trade Unions and the National Homeless and Housing Coalition – includes trade unions, campaign groups and political party elements.

Recent figures from Focus Ireland show almost 7 and half thousand people across Ireland were homeless in March.

The number of families becoming homeless has increased by over 32% since March 2016.