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President and Taoiseach to attend ceremony marking 1916 Rising

A ceremony will take place outside the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin later today.

Around 3,000 people attended the ceremony marking the 95th anniversary last year.
Around 3,000 people attended the ceremony marking the 95th anniversary last year.
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A CEREMONY WILL take place outside the GPO on O’Connell Street in Dublin today to mark the 96th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins will be among those attending the ceremony which starts at noon today at what was the focal point of the rebellion against British rule in Ireland.

Justice Minister Alan Shatter and other former taoisigh are expected to attend with around three hundred members of the Irish Defence Forces and a number of bands taking part.

RTÉ reports that the Proclamation will be read out by Captain Shane Keogh from the Defence Forces and that President Higgins will lay a wreath. Later there will be a flypast by the Irish Air Corps.

Traffic restrictions will be in place near O’Connell Street while the ceremony is under way but will be lifted at around 1pm.

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