People take part in a demonstration to protest at how Glasnevin Cemetery is being managed and maintained.

Today saw a protest march take place outside Glasnevin Cemetery on the north side of Dublin. The largest burial place in Ireland, it is the final resting place for major political figures such as Daniel O'Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, Éamon de Valera and Countess Markievicz.

Not all graves are maintained to a satisfactory degree however, and protestors today voiced their anger and upset at the level of neglect at the cemetery and how their loved ones’ graves are treated.

A big heap of bramble that’s lying there since Christmas, has never been moved.

He was buried in the wrong grave.

My father’s headstone...wasn’t on the grave he was buried in at all.

The use of mechanical diggers is also criticised. One man describes the situation as

Official vandalism.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 29 October 1977.