Easter Rising Commemorations Take Place


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:

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