Meanwhile, Outside Leinster House

at

Teaghan De Rosa from Stepaside, Dublin, (left) and Sofia Grogan from Blanchardstown, Dublin, hand in a ‘Valentine’s card’ on behalf of SPARK (Single Parents Acting for the Rights of our Kids) to Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton in protest over Budget cuts in payments to single parents.

Five minutes later:

Aw.

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)