A series of environmental protests around Dublin city centre are under way as the Extinction Rebellion week of action continues.

Dozens of cycling activists gathered at the top of Pearse Street to start a slow cycling protest around Dublin city centre.

The protest proceeded down Pearse Street onto Tara Street and then cross the river going around the Customs House to make its way to the Extinction Rebellion camp at Merrion Square via Lombard Street and Westland Row.

Protest organised by IBike Dublin and Dún Laoghaire, South Dublin and Dublin cycling campaigns

The protest is in solidarity with Extinction Rebellion and at what they say is a lack of support for cycling by the Government including in this week's budget.

The cycle protest is organised by IBike Dublin and members of the Dún Laoghaire, South Dublin and Dublin cycling campaigns.

Some Extinction Rebellion protesters also gathered in Ely Place and glued themselves to the entrance of public relations company Red Flag.

Extinction Rebellion held another protest, calling for a change of forestry policy away from sitka spruce plantations in favour of native woodlands.

The activists marched from their camp at Merrion Square intending to go to the Department of Agriculture but were denied access at the top of Kildare Street.

They made speeches instead at a garda crowd barrier at the corner of Molesworth Street and Kildare Street where they were joined by members of the Save Leitrim group which is campaigning against Sitka plantations in their county.

The activists called for native woodlands and restoration of wetlands and bogs instead of planting commercial sitka spruce forests. 

Extinction Rebellion said there would be further actions this afternoon