Around 1,000 people protested outside the Dáil this evening to oppose Government cutbacks.

The demonstration has been organised by the Right to Work campaign.

Towards the end of the main rally, minor scuffles broke out between some protesters and the gardaí.

Earlier, there were minor scuffles with gardaí when Éirígí commenced a march past Anglo Irish Bank.

Gardaí had cordoned off the bank while the garda mounted unit and plain clothed officers patrolled the area.