A stand-off between the Gardaí and 40 afghan hunger strikers is continuing in St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.
The Church of Ireland has asked the asylum seekers to leave the premises, however there are no signs that they intend to call off their six-day protest.
At least 15 gardaí are still involved in a stand-off with the hunger strikers inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
This morning the HSE obtained a court order making all of the seven minorswards of court and it these individuals the garda operation is centring on.
They are holding fast their positions in the Cathedral, however the spokesperson for the Church, Janet Maxwell says they want the men to leave.
Spokesperson for Residents Against Racism, Rosanna Flynn spent a number of hours with the Hunger Strikers this afternoon, she says many of them are ready to die.