Protestors march on Leinster House as TDs return from break

Group protests against Israeli bombing in Gaza while another calls for ‘free speech’

A group protesting at Leinster House on Wednesday as TDs returned to work from their Christmas break. Picture: Sam Boal/RollingNews

Two separate protests were held outside Leinster House as TDs returned after the Christmas break.

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign held a demonstration on Merrion Street to voice their criticism of the killing of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza as Israel bombs and blockades the region.

The sound of bombs and explosions were played from speakers as protesters walked in a single line holding signs with slogans including “end Gaza genocide” and ones accusing the government ...