The annual commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising has taken place in Dublin, led by President Michael D Higgins.

There were two non-public events - one at Áras an Uachtaráin and one at the GPO in O'Connell Street. 

For a second year, the commemoration was severely restricted because of Covid-19.

A wreath was laid at Áras an Uachtaráin, where the president remained. He rang the Peace Bell, installed in 2008 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, to begin the ceremony.

Another event in the inner courtyard of the GPO - attended by Taoiseach Micheál Martin and others, featured a military ceremony, music, prayers and a performance of the National Anthem by soprano Claudia Boyle.

The proclamation was read by Captain Marie Carrigy from Co Longford.