Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Dáil today, calling for action to address homelessness.
The protest was largely organised by homeless people themselves through a Facebook group.
The Dáil heard statements on housing at the same time.
One protester travelled up from Galway to take part: "I came from Galway to be here today because I believed that something needs to be done and pressure needs to be put on the government.
Another protester said: "There's too much greed. Everyone deserves a home. People in Direct Provision deserve homes. People on the streets deserve homes. People that are couch surfing deserve homes."
Protest for homeless families heading up Grafton street pic.twitter.com/N6oPJXIqsm— Mick Caul 😷 (@caulmick) December 5, 2019