Shannonside students are protesting for climate change today

Thousands of students across the country are joining protests calling for more action on climate change.

It’s part of worldwide effort to get governments and businesses to improve their efforts.

A protest is currently underway in Longford with students marching from the market Square to the County Council offices while Athlone’s protest gets underway at the Civic centre from 3pm.

Carrick-on-Shannon’s climate walk will meet at 1.30pm at the School sports hall while students in Roscommon were involved in a march earlier this morning.

These students explained to Shannonside FM why they felt it was important to show their concern over climate change: