The protest took place on March 4th 2014 and was called by People Before Profit TD, Richard Boyd Barrett and People Before Profit candidate for Europe Cllr. Brid Smith, who have repeatedly raised the issue of housing in the Dáil and Dublin City Council respectively over the last three years and who believe current government housing policy is directly generating a housing and homelessness emergency. The following day in Dail Eireann People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett introduced a new bill in the Dáil today that would outlaw the discrimination by landlords against those in receipt of rent allowance.