Video: Irish leaders in Remembrance first
Published 11/11/2012 | 13:03
The Taoiseach has laid a wreath at a remembrance service in Northern Ireland in a historic first.
Enda Kenny attended commemorations in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, as the town marked 25 years since the IRA Poppy Day bomb - an attack that claimed 12 lives.
The sight of Dublin's two most senior government ministers at remembrance events in Northern Ireland marks another milestone in improving cross-border relations.
It also represents further proof of a growing acknowledgement in the Republic of Ireland of the sacrifice of Irishmen from across the island, pre-partition, during the First World War.
Accompanied by an aide de camp from the Irish Defence Forces, Mr Kenny bowed his head during a two minute silence at a commemoration attended by hundreds.
Survivors of the 1987 terrorist attack were among the crowds standing only yards from where the bomb exploded.
After the event, Mr Kenny attended a church service at St Macartin's cathedral in the town.