Ireland

Tens of thousands take part in march for Palestine in Dublin

Organisers have called for an end to Israel’s action in Gaza and for the Irish Government to ‘take action to hold Israel accountable’.

People taking part in an Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign rally in Dublin
Israel-Hamas conflict People taking part in an Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign rally in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA)

Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a major pro-Palestinian demonstration in Dublin.

People travelled from across Ireland to take part in the event in the centre of the Irish capital.

Organisers have called for an end to Israel’s action in Gaza and for the Irish Government to “take action to hold Israel accountable”.



People carrying banners at the demonstration
Israel-Hamas conflict People carrying banners at the demonstration (Niall Carson/PA)

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) said it was the fifth such national mobilisation.

Crowds gathered at Parnell Square before a procession across the city centre to the Department of Foreign Affairs at St Stephen’s Green, where there were speeches and performances of Irish and Palestinian music.

Speakers at the rally included IPSC chairwoman Zoe Lawlor and independent senator Frances Black.

Ms Lawlor said: “It’s crucial that we keep up the pressure on our government to sanction Israel for its crimes.”