Scientists and those wishing to express their support took part in the Dublin event as part of the International March for Science today.
About 600 people gathered at Grand Canal Square and marched to Government buildings. The march was one of a number held around the world. Organisers said the marches champion “robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity”.
Among those at the Dublin march, which was avowedly non-partisan or party political, were Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and former President Mary Robinson.