A minutes silence held to mark Easter Rising
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Easter Rising 1916: Minutes silence held in Dublin outside GPO

A minutes silence has been held outside the GPO in Dublin as part of the 1916 Easter Rising commemoration events in Dublin.

Irish president Michael D Higgins laid a wreath before the silence began.

Among those at the commemoration ceremony at the GPO are former Irish presidents Mary McAleese and Mary Robinson; Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness ; former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.

  • 27 Mar 2016