A number of people were injured tonight at the Dáil after a disturbance broke out at the gates of Leinster House.
Gardaí say a group of 500 people were protesting when about 100 of them broke away and tried to force their way into the gates of the Dáil.
Gardaí on duty at the Dáil forced them back.
Some gardaí drew their batons and a number of protestors were injured.
The group is believed to have been protesting against the Government plans to inject billions of euros into the country’s banks.
Gardaí have said one officer received a minor facial injury during the scuffle.
The march was organised by the Right to Work Campaign, sponsored by the Unite Trade Union.
The demonstration began at the Garden of Remembrance.
As the scuffle broke out organisers appealed for calm, Up to 12 gardaí stood at the large iron gates at the front of Leinster House.
Several speakers hit out at the Government’s handling of the economic crisis.