Protests are taking place across Ireland on Saturday, demanding action on the cost of living crisis.
The demonstrations are in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo.
- Dublin: 1.00pm Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Sq
- Cork: 2.00pm Outside Brown Thomas on Patrick's Street
- Limerick: 2.00pm Bedford Row
- Galway: 2.00pm Eyre Square
- Sligo: 1.00 pm Sligo Town Hall
The 'Cost of Living Coalition' has organised the rallies.
The group says it wants to send a "strong, clear message to the Government" that immediate action is required on the cost of living.
"It's now clear the Government is way out of touch and refuses to take any immediate action", it adds.
Eddie Conlon, coordinator of the Dublin march, says people can't afford to wait.
"Developments in the last two days show that the cost of living crisis is deepening with nearly 30% of household experiencing energy poverty.
"This will get worse as prices continue to rise.
"The breakdown of the pay talks shows the Government is not prepared to protect incomes from rising inflation.
"Urgent action is needed. Next October will be too late for many households as they slide further and further into financial distress."
The coalition is made up of trade unionists, student and pensioner organisations, as well as opposition political parties.
People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett told The Anton Savage Show that the Government should introduce a windfall tax on the profits of energy companies:
“I would say, frankly, about 50%," he mused.
“I don’t see how there can be any justification for making super profits when people are being absolutely crucified and literally driven into poverty.
"And I think it is noticeably that even Boris Johnson - who you’d hardly describe as a left wing ideologue - has brought in a 25% windfall tax.”