Thousands of people have flooded to Dublin City Centre today to attend the fourth annual pro-choice march.

The demonstration began at the Garden of Remembrance at 2pm before moving towards Merrion Square.

Several politicians also took part in the march, including TD Aodhán O Ríordáin.

Speaking to RTE, Labour junior minister Aodhán said he believed a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment “would be trounced” if it was held tomorrow, continuing: “It would be 20 years before we can return to it.”

Holding a referendum on repealing the amendment is likely to be on the agenda for the next government.

A recent opinion poll found that 28% of people will decide how they will vote at the next election based on what a political party or candidate says about abortion.