Four thousand people take part in a parade in Dublin marking 75 years since the 1916 Rising.
Members of SIPTU, the Dublin Trades Council, and British Trade Union Movements were joined in the parade by bands from Northern Ireland and Scotland. The President of Sinn Féin Gerry Adams also took part.
The commemoration pageant was organised by the group 'Reclaim the Spirit of 1916' with the objective of giving a fitting tribute to the ideals of 1916. Artist Robert Ballagh, one of the organising committee for the commemorations, addresses the crowd outside the GPO in Dublin saying,
If our current political leaders had even a fraction of the vision and self-sacrifice of the men and women of 1916, we might find it easier to forgive them their shame and guilt in this 75th anniversary year.
An RTÉ News report by Una O'Hagan broadcast on 6 April 1991.