An investigation is under way after a woman was assaulted during a demonstration against Covid-19 restrictions in Dublin city centre yesterday.

In a statement gardaí said that no formal complaint has been made at this time. 

Videos and images circulating on social media appear to show that a woman was assaulted by anti-Covid restrictions protesters outside Government Buildings. 

Gardaí said: "In the vicinity of Government Buildings An Garda Síochána had to intervene between opposing groups of demonstrators. There were no arrests.

"Gardaí in Pearse Street are investigating an incident of assault that occurred during a protest. No formal complaint has been made at this time. Investigations are ongoing."

Around 2,000 people are estimated to have taken part in the march.