Video report by ITV News' Peter Smith.
Hundreds of thousands of people have lined the streets of Dublin for a huge military parade to mark 100 years since the Easter Rising against British rule.
In a centrepiece event as part of a year of commemorations of one of the most defining episodes of Irish history, President Michael D Higgins laid a wreath outside the General Post Office, the former rebel headquarters.
A huge military parade has marked the centenary of the Easter Rising in Dublin.
Tens of thousands of people have witnessed the largest military parade to pass through Ireland's streets since it became an independent country.
Events are being held across the country, marking the centenary of the Easter Rising, which led to the establishment of the Republic.
Video report by ITV News' correspondent Peter Smith
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A statement read on behalf of the Real IRA pledged more attacks on police and soldiers.
The IRA will continue to attack Crown Force personnel, their installations, as well as British interests and infrastructure.
The Easter Monday event was organised by the 32 County Sovereignty Movement and republicans gathered for a march and a wreath-laying ceremony.
A man, clad in a balaclava and black combat gear, read a statement on behalf of the Real IRA saying its campaign of violence would continue.