Irish Defence Forces mark Easter Rising at Dublin's GPO
Published 05/04/2015 | 02:30
The 1916 Easter Rising was commemorated by a military ceremony at the GPO, Dublin, today.
The solemn service, led by the President D Higgins, began at 12pm and concluded with a fly-past by the Air Corps.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney attended the event, which involved prayers of remembrance and the laying of a wreath.
A ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery was also held in Honour of the Creators of the Tricolour and National Anthem at 9.25am today.
It is part of a series of events planned to mark the commemorations.
Elsewhere, in The Gresham Hotel, from 3pm to 5pm tomorrow, a pre-booked live broadcast of RTE's Concert Orchestra will take place, while at 11am in the Abbey Theatre, Miriam O'Callaghan will host a series of lectures from experts such as Professor Declan Kiberd and Professor Roy Foster from Oxford.
Liberty Hall will also host a charity screening of Insurrection, a drama marking the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, from 12pm tomorrow. No booking is required and tickets are available at the door.
The Luas will be in full operation, Dublin Bus will operate its regular bank holiday service to O'Connell Street, and multiple car parks around the city are open as usual.