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In pictures: Crowds gather to remember the 1916 Easter Rising

The Taoiseach and the President were amongst those at the event outside the GPO in Dublin’s O’Connell Street.

THE TAOISEACH AND the President were among those to attend a ceremony to mark the 96 years since the Easter Rising in Dublin this afternoon.

Around 3,000 people including 300 members of the Defence Forces as well as a number of bands attended and took part in the ceremony on O’Connell Street.

Crowds assembled outside the GPO – the focal point of the short-lived rebellion 96 years ago – as the Proclamation was read out, a minutes silence was observed and the National Anthem was played.  The ceremony concluded with a flypast by the Irish Air Corps.

As well as the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins, Justice Minister Alan Shatter, Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan and the Papal Nuncio Charles Brown were also in attendance.

Here is a selection of pictures from Photocall Ireland from today’s event:

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