Gardaí were called to a protest outside the home of Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar yesterday.

A number of protesters gathered outside the Tánaiste's Dublin home during the afternoon.

In a statement, gardaí said they attended the protest and it ended without incident.

Several politicians have condemned the protest.

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris said: "Sickening, repulsive, disgusting behaviour outside the home of Leo Varadkar and [his partner] Matt.

"It has no place in a democracy, must be condemned by all and called out for what it is. Efforts to dehumanise politicians contributes to this. Vile on so many levels."

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said: "The homophobic, bigoted intimidation witnessed at the home of Leo Varadkar … is outrageous and shameful. The perpetrators must be held to account."

The party's justice spokesperson, Martin Kenny, said "intimidating protests outside homes are just not acceptable".