Around a hundred cyclists have taken part in a demonstration outside Leinster House this evening over road safety.

Protesters lay down in the road in memory of cyclists who have lost their lives on Irish roads this year.

It follows a similar demonstration in November last year.

The demonstration was organised by the Dublin Cycling Campaign and I BIKE Dublin.

It wants the Government to invest more in cycle lanes and safe cycling spaces, and is calling for 10% of the transport budget to be spent on cycling infrastructure.

The Campaign says five cyclists have been killed on Irish roads so far this year.

Road Safety Authority figures show 15 cyclists were killed on the roads in 2017.

A spokesperson for the Department of Transport said capital investment of over €110m will develop cycling and walking infrastructure in the greater Dublin area and regional cities over the next four years.

The spokesperson said legal advice was currently being sought on the draft legal provisions of secondary legislation on minimum passing distance for overtaking cyclists.