Students took to the streets in Waterford today to protest at the Minister for Education's proposals to re-introduce third level tuition fees.

Gardaí estimate that around 2,500 students from the Waterford Institute of Technology took part.

They marched from the college on the Cork Road to the city centre via the quays and gathered at Barronstrand Street.

It was the latest in a series of demonstrations by students around the country against the reintroduction of fees.