Flag ceremony marks first 1916 centenary commemoration

Flags flown on O'Connell Street during the 1916 Rising were raised at Dublin Castle yesterday. Picture by Mark Maxwell, Press Association
Ed Carty
RELATIVES of volunteers who died in the 1916 Rising were among those who attended a flag-raising ceremony at Dublin Castle on Friday - the first major event to mark the Rising's centenary. Three flags which were flown on O'Connell Street during the rebellion were raised over the castle. The names of all 78 volunteers who died, including the 16 executed men, were read out. President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton attended the ceremony, along with James Connolly and John Connolly, grandsons of James Connolly, one of seven signatories of the[...]

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