The National Famine Commemoration has taken place in St Stephen's Green in Dublin city centre.

The event was not open to the public due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan laid a wreath on behalf of the Irish people.

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The Dean of the Diplomatic Corps also attended the ceremony at the Edward Delaney Famine Sculpture and lay a wreath in remembrance of all those who suffered or died during the Famine.

A plaque marking the first Annual Famine Commemoration in the Custom House in 2008 was unveiled and it will be installed in the grounds of the Custom House later this year.

The National Anthem was performed by an Army Piper and Aimee Banks sang Brendan Graham's Crucán na bPáiste.

The event had been due to take place in Buncrana, Co Donegal but this has been postponed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.