Thousands to march on Dublin city centre for housing crisis protest
Thousands are expected to march on Dublin's city centre today in protest of the country's housing crisis.
The National Homeless and Housing Coalition will lead this afternoon's demonstration to put pressure on the government and to highlight the lack of affordable housing in Ireland.
The protest will begin at the Garden of Remembrance at 2pm and travel down O'Connell St eventually ending on Dame Street where a rally will take place.
The coalition, comprised of various left-wing groups, homeless charities, and housing advocacy groups, said the success of October's Raise The Roof rally proved the public support such demonstrations have.
On their Facebook event page, they said:
"We had 12,000 on the streets outside Dáil Eireann.
"Huge momentum is building and grass roots groups campaigning, providing front line services and advocating for action on the housing crisis are calling for water style demonstrations to put pressure on the government."
Protesters are calling for a constitutional right to housing via referendum, an end to homelessness, recognition of a national housing emergency, and improved rent controls.
You can find out more about the protest here.