Thousands of people gathered outside City Hall in Dublin today to demonstrate following the Belfast rape trial.

Many held placards with the words "Stand with Survivors".

They marched to the Department of Justice on St Stephen's Green where speeches took place.

Hundreds also took part in similar protests are taking place today in Belfast, Cork and Galway today.

Two Ulster and Ireland rugby players, Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, were found not guilty of rape on Wednesday.

Blane McIlroy was found not guilty of exposure, Rory Harrison was found not guilty of perverting the course of justice and not guilty of withholding information in the same trial in Belfast.