Huge turnout for cost-of-living protest in Dublin yesterday

Protestors from all over Ireland took to the streets of Dublin yesterday to protest the cost-of-living crisis ahead of the government’s 2024 budget.

The protestors were calling on the government to take action and implement measures in order to help with the ever-growing costs of living in Ireland. The protest was organised by The Cost of Living Coalition, which is comprised of members of Union of Students Ireland, Dublin Council of Trade Unions, Irish Senior Citizens Parliament, Inclusion Ireland, and Extinction Rebellion. There are also members of People Before Profit, Sinn Fein, and independent TDs taking part.

Some of the measures being suggested by the group include a rent freeze, the reintroduction of the eviction ban, an increase in Child Benefit, abolition of student fees, and a €25 increase pension, social welfare, and disability payments.

Budget 2024 will be announced this coming Tuesday the 10th of October.

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