Thousands attend pro-Palestine demonstration in Dublin

Organisers call on Irish Government to ‘take action to hold Israel accountable’

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 capital.

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

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.

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