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Live Reporting

By Ciaran McCauley and Iain McDowell

All times stated are UK

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  1. Gun salute officially ends parade

    A 21-gun salute from the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham marks the end of the Easter Rising commemoration parade.

    21-gun salute

    That's also the end of our live page coverage of the Easter Rising centenary events but you can follow all the latest online and also read more about the event 100 years ago on our special report page

  2. 'Upwards of 500,000 in Dublin'

    It's been estimated that upwards of 500,000 people were in Dublin today for the Easter Rising commemorations.

    Crowds watching the Easter Rising parade in Dublin
  3. Family pride

    Relatives of those who took part in the Easter Rising are among the thousands of people that have been gathering in Dublin for the centenary commemorations.


    People have come from America, Australia and beyond, with many wearing the medals given to their ancestors.

  4. Newry man who cycled to the rebellion

    Newry man Paddy Rankin hopped on his bike on Easter Tuesday 100 year ago, and cycled to Dublin to join the rebels. You can read his story here:


    Patrick Rankin
  5. Higgins: 1916 helped us gain independence

    The Irish President has discussed the impact of the Easter Rising 100 years ago in a wide-ranging interview with the BBC's Nick Robinson.

    Irish President Michael D Higgins lays a wreath at Kilmanham Gaol

    "I do think that without 1916, and the events that surrounded it, we would not have achieved our independence," Michael D Higgins says.

    "Which is not to say that I haven't the greatest respect for of what had been achieved for Irish people in the parliamentary tradition, which was often brilliant. But it seemed it had run out."

    Click here to hear more of the interview with President Higgins.

  6. General Post Office: Rising headquarters was designed by Armagh man

    The General Post Office (GPO) has a central role in today's parade because it was the nerve centre of the Rising itself, used as the rebellion's headquarters - but it was originally conceived by an Ulsterman.

    General Post Office

    Armagh architect Francis Johnston designed the building in 1818. It was almost completely destroyed in the Rising and subsequent Civil War but was rebuilt in the 1920s. 

  7. All Easter Rising questions answered at 14:00

    Got a question about the Easter Rising? Nuala McGovern from BBC's Outside Source will be hosting a Facebook live event at 14:00 - tune in then.

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  8. How the Impartial Reporter made history

    The Impartial Reporter, based in Enniskillen, was first newspaper in Ireland to publish a first-hand, eyewitness account of the Rising. You can read how William Egbert from the paper managed to secure a front seat at the rebellion.

    Impartial Reporter reports Easter Rising
  9. Relative of police officer shot at rising speaks to BBC

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    Video caption: A relative of a police officer shot says she is proud his memory is being recognised
  10. How the Rising affected Anglo-Irish relations

    As the centenary commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising are under way, BBC News NI's Dublin correspondent Shane Harrison looks at how relations between the two states have changed over the last 100 years.

    Irish tricolour flies over Dublin's GPO
  11. Live coverage of the parade available online

    BBC Newsline's special programme on the Easter Rising parade has ended but you can still keep up to date with events here and listen to live coverage of the event from BBC Radio Ulster right here on the live coverage tab at the top of this page.

  12. Largest parade in history of the Republic

    The Easter Rising parade is continuing past the GPO after the commemoration ceremony earlier. It's the largest ever parade in the history of the Republic of Ireland.

  13. The Proclamation of the Irish Republic

    Find out more about one of the most important documents in Irish history -  the Proclamation of the Irish Republic

  14. A daughter's Rising pride

    One person with a special connection to the Easter Rising is 94-year-old Sheila O'Leary, from Clontarf in County Dublin.

    Sheila O'Leary holds a box of her father's medals
    Sheila O'Leary holds a box of her father's medals

    Her father Thomas Byrne fought at the GPO in 1916, and she has brought a box of his medals to O'Connell Street for today's commemoration parade.

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    Video caption: The 1916 Proclamation of Irish Independence is read outside the GPO in O'Connell Street.