The time for President Michael D Higgins’ inauguration ceremony on Sunday week has been changed and will now take place at 6pm.

The President wrote to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar asking him to move the ceremony to the evening to enable people to participate in the Armistice commemorations, which are due to be held that morning.

The inauguration was originally scheduled to take place on the morning of 11 November.

Mr Higgins said he was conscious of the desire of many Irish people to participate in the Armistice commemorations, which will mark 100 years since the end of World War 1.

A spokesperson for the Taoiseach said the President's offer had been accepted.

He said further details of who will travel to France for the official commemorations there will be worked out in due course and announced next week.


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