1916 centenary: Remembering the ‘short lives and big dreams’

Former presidents and taoisigh join Kenny, Higgins and host of dignitaries for ceremony

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The Easter Sunday centenary commemoration at the GPO was told the “short lives and big dreams” of the men, women and children of 1916 “extended the horizons of our hopes”.

The ceremony, the centrepiece of the commemorations of the Rising, saw President Michael D Higgins lay a wreath in front of the GPO after being invited to do so by acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

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