A Fine Gael meeting attended by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had to be suspended after protesters crashed it this evening.
Mr Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney are in Cork holding a town hall meeting about the plebiscite for a directly elected mayor there.
As it began, a number of protesters from the Connolly Youth Movement interrupted to read statements about homelessness and other issues.
It led to anger from local Fine Gael members and the meeting was suspended.
A Fine Gael meeting in Cork has been suspended after protesters crashed it. Angry scenes from the local members present pic.twitter.com/NPfoLPuinn
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) May 1, 2019
Reporting by Sean Defoe