Five climate activists have glued themselves to the headquarters of the Department of Communications and Climate Action in Dublin.
They are calling on the Government to stop blocking an opposition bill that would ban fossil fuel extraction in Irish territory.
Earlier today, protesters from the same group - Extinction Rebellion - disrupted a speech by Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton at the Botanic Gardens.
Announcing their protest at the department, the group said the members involved 'are willing to risk arrest in order to ensure the children of this country will have a future'.
Protester Paul McCormack-Cooney, one of those involved in today's demonstration, explained: "My left hand is glued to one of the other members here to my left-hand side, and then his left hand is glued to the wall.
"I don't necessarily think the Government are going to listen to this, but I'm hoping that this will actually draw more people's attention... maybe more and more people will turn their heads and realise how serious the situation we're actually in."
He added: "If you said to me this time last year that I'd be doing this... I would have said you'd be mad.
"But the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - the UN's chief body on climate science - came out with their shocking report that we had 12 years to try and avert a global catastrophe."
Meanwhile, the Government is facing a legal challenge after it blocked the Climate Measures Emergency bill despite the proposal getting a majority in the Dáil.
If passed, no new licences would be granted for the purpose of oil or gas exploration in Ireland.
However, Richard Bruton today claimed we're still too reliant on fossil fuels to just pull the plug.
He argued: "On a given day, just to cut off domestic supplies of these resources would be foolish.
"We have to do this in a planned way - that's what the whole plan has been about... looking at our challenges, and making sure we do this in a way that imposes least burden on people and creates most opportunities."