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WATCH: Captain Michael Barry with a stirring rendition of the Proclamation during a 1916 commemoration ceremony at the GPO

THE PRESIDENT has laid a wreath at the focal point of the Easter Rising as the nation marked the 101st anniversary of the rebellion.

Michael D Higgins was joined by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the event outside the General Post Office on O'Connell Street, the landmark building that served as the headquarters of the 1916 rebels.

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