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Easter Rising centenary remembered in Ireland

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.

In pictures: Easter Rising centenary military parade

A huge military parade has marked the centenary of the Easter Rising in Dublin.

Read: What was the Easter Rising?

The largest military parade in the history of the state passes the GPO as part of the 1916 Easter Rising centenary commemorations in Dublin. Credit: PA
Tens of thousands lined the streets to see the military parade Credit: PA
Military aircraft fly above the statue of Jim Larkin, a famed Irish socialist activist Credit: Reuters
Irish Defence Force march through Dublin Credit: Reuters
The largest military parade in the history of the state passes the GPO as part of the 1916 Easter Rising centenary commemorations in Dublin. Credit: PA

Huge military parade in Ireland to mark Easter Rising

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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