Easter Rising Commemorations Take Place

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Ceremonies have been held to remember those who died in the 1916 Easter Rising. Commemorations took place outside the GPO in Dublin, attended by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins – who laid a wreath.

Members of the Defence Forces, including the Army the Naval Service took part. It began with a reading of the Proclamation of Independence and the National Flag was lowered.

A minute silence was also held:

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Meanwhile, the role women played was hailed as vital in a ceremony at The Garden of Remembrance,