Cost of living protests will take place in both Sligo and Galway this weekend.
They are being organised by the Cost of Living Coalition.
People Before Profit, Dublin based deputy Bríd Smith, is calling on the public to get behind the protests this weekend, saying “once-off government payments may be making a difference now, but after Christmas we’ll be in ‘dire straits’.
Demonstrations are due to take place this Saturday nationwide with events planned in Sligo, Galway, Limerick, Cork, Drogheda and Dublin.
Deputy Smith has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley why she believes the protests are necessary…