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Saturday 19 April 2014

President Higgins leads tributes to 1916 Rising

HUNDREDS of people – led by President Michael D Higgins – attended the annual 1916 Rising ceremony in Dublin city centre today.

Mr Higgins laid a wreath outside the GPO during the ceremony, which was also attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Justice Minister Alan Shatter amongst others.

The half hour event also saw a fly-past of four PC9 Air Corps aircraft and a reading of the Proclamation by Captain Eoin Rochford (28), who is originally from Crossmolina in Co Mayo.

Monsignor Eoin Thynne, the Defence Forces chaplain, read a prayer in which he recalled “with affection all who have their lives during the struggle for independence”.

Aircraft from the Irish Defence Forces  fly past the Spire on O'Connell Street, Dublin, during the 97th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising
Aircraft from the Irish Defence Forces fly past the Spire on O'Connell Street, Dublin, during the 97th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising

“Mindful of their sacrifice, we dedicate ourselves to working for a just society where the political and religious freedom of all its members is vigilantly maintained,” Msgr Thynne added.

“Guide our nation in the way of justice and truth, and establish among us that peace which is the fruit of righteousness.”

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