This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 13 °C Monday 3 August, 2020
Advertisement

Commemorations mark 97th anniversary of the Easter Rising (PHOTOS)

More than 350 Defence Force personnel took part in a State ceremony in O’Connell Street, led by President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

COMMEMORATIONS ARE TAKING places across the country to mark the 97th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

In Dublin, more than 350 Defence Force personnel took part in the State ceremony in O’Connell Street – which was led by President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

The tricolour was lowered and the 1916 proclamation read aloud by a member of the Defence Forces officer. The President then laid a wreath to remember those who died in the Rising and a minute’s silence was observed, RTÉ reports.

Commemorations mark 97th anniversary of the Easter Rising (PHOTOS)
1 / 15
  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

  • Easter Rising Commemoration

#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us now

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Read next:

COMMENTS (100)