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Ceremony held to mark 95th anniversary of Easter Rising

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny and president Mary McAleese took part in the ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the Easter Rising on Dublin’s O’Connell Street earlier today.

A CEREMONY TOOK place in Dublin this morning to mark the 95th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and president Mary McAleese were in attendance at the commemoration outside the General Post Office (GPO) on the city’s O’Connell Street.

Minister for defence Alan Shatter and minister for children Frances Fitzgerald also attended along with former Taoisigh Liam Cosgrave and Bertie Ahern.

The chief of staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Sean McCann and the Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan were also present.

Around 3,000 members of the public watched the ceremony which ended with a fly past by the Air Corps.

Ceremony held to mark 95th anniversary of Easter Rising
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    Around 3,000 people attended the ceremony.
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    Naval Lieutenant Paul O'Brien who reads the proclamation.
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    President McAleese inspects the guard of honour.
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    Former Taoisigh Liam Cosgrave and Children's Minister Frances Fitzgerald attend the National Easter Rising commemorations.
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    President McAleese and Taoiseach Enda Kenny attend commemorations.
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    Captain of the Waterford hurling team and officer in charge of the Cadet Guard of Honour Stephen Molumphy takes part.
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    Chief of Defence forces Lieutenant General Sean McCann (left) with President McAleese.
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    President Mary McAleese lays a wreath.
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    A wreath is carried by members of the Irish Defence Forces.
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    Four planes from the Air Corps fly over the statue of Jim Larkin.
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    Members of the public line the streets.

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