The Sein Féin President, Gerry Adams, has said he does not take seriously a call by Defence Minister Willie O'Dea, for people to boycott Sein Féin commemorations of the Easter Rising this weekend.

Minister O'Dea said the commemorations were being organised by criminals, adding that Sinn Féin and the IRA are two sides of the same coin.

Speaking in west Belfast, Mr Adams said he paid no attention to the Minister he called 'Willie O'Who' and said no-one attending this weekend's republican commemorations would pay any attention either.