A protest on the site where the first set of modular homes are to be located in Dublin has ended.

It is understood that ground work on the site by contractors will resume in the morning.

Earlier, around 20 people gathered at the entrance of the site Balbutcher Lane in Ballymun.

They claimed the modular housing project puts plans by a local co-op to build 40 social housing units on the same land in serious doubt.

Some of the demonstrators have also expressed concerns about the suitability of the prefabricated or modular homes.

The 22 modular homes are due to be ready by 22 December.

Dublin City Council said the modular homes provide no issues for the co-op's plans.

The Council says it is in dialogue with the co-op to draw up a memorandum of understanding with regard to developing their housing in the remainder of the site.

A further meeting with Dublin City Council officials and members of the co-op is due to take place on Monday.