A small protest against Covid-19 restrictions has been held in Dublin city centre.

Around 40 people gathered in front of the GPO holding banners which included 'Only Slaves Wear Masks' and 'Government and RTÉ are the Virus'.

They walked to O'Connell Bridge where they laid a wreath and speakers claimed there have been a number of suicides linked to the restrictions and to media reporting of the pandemic.

There was a brief confrontation on O'Connell Street with three counter protesters who chanted 'Shame, Shame, Shame on You' and who said they stood with frontline workers at risk because of the pandemic.

Campaigner and former journalist Gemma O'Doherty was one of those who addressed the anti-mask protesters on O'Connell Bridge.