St Patrick's Day events planned in Ireland

Celebrations are planned throughout the republic Credit: PA

There are St Patrick's Day celebrations happening across Ireland today.

In Armagh the traditional St Patrick's Carnival is being held with a parade through the city as well as a concert taking place.

Later in evening a loyalist band parade is due to parade through the city.

There has been a lot of opposition to this march but the Parades Commission has given the parade organisers permission to proceed with the march.