Easter Rising remembered in Dublin

Ceremonies to mark the 99th anniversary of the Easter Rising have been taking place around the country.

Wreaths have been laid by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, and British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.

It was followed by a minutes silence in memory of all those who served during Easter week 1916.

CEO of Glasnevin cemetery George McCullagh said several countries are represented at the event – the French ambassador because of their connection to the tricolour, and the British ambassador because of the history between the two countries.

Members of the Defence Forces will parade through Dublin in today's centrepiece event marking the 99th anniversary of the Rising.

The parade goes from Dublin Castle to the GPO, where the tricolour will be lowered and President Michael D Higgins will lay a wreath. A minutes silence will also be observed to remember those who died in the Rising.

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