The Chief Medical Officer is urging people to stay away from any mass gatherings that are planned for this weekend.

 

Despite the advice, a number of Black Lives Matter protests are due to take place today following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in the US last week.

 

The largest will be at the American Embassy in Dublin - with rallies also planned in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo.

 

Lucky Khambule, one of the organisers, says social distancing guidelines will be followed - and that deferring the march wasn't an option:

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