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Friday 26 December 2014

Six held after ceremony released

A masked member from the dissident Real IRA reads a statement to supporters at Creggan Cemetery, Londonderry (AP)
A masked member from the dissident Real IRA reads a statement to supporters at Creggan Cemetery, Londonderry (AP)
©/Presseye.com - 18th February 2012. Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Derry Branch 32 County Sovereignty Movement Easter Commemoration. Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com
©/Presseye.com - 18th February 2012. Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Derry Branch 32 County Sovereignty Movement Easter Commemoration. Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com
©/Presseye.com - 18th February 2012. Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Derry Branch 32 County Sovereignty Movement Easter Commemoration. Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com
©/Presseye.com - 18th February 2012. Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Derry Branch 32 County Sovereignty Movement Easter Commemoration. Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com
©/Presseye.com - 18th February 2012. Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - Derry Branch 32 County Sovereignty Movement Easter Commemoration.An member of Óglaigh na hÉireann. Mandatory Credit Photo Lorcan Doherty / Presseye.com
Gary Donnelly addresses the crowd in the City Cemetry in Derry on Easter Monday. Picture Inpresspics.com. 9.4.12
A masked man at the 32 County Sovereignty Committee Easter Commemeration in the City Cemetry in Derry on Easter Monday. Picture Inpresspics.com. 9.4.12
The dissident Republican commemeration in derry's City Cemetry on Easter Monday. Picture Inpresspics.com. 9.4.12
The dissident Republican commemeration in derry's City Cemetry on Easter Monday. Picture Inpresspics.com. 9.4.12
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast Northern Ireland - 12th April 2009 - Picture by Jonathan Porter/Presseye.com - Easter Rising commemoration parades and wreath laying ceremonies take place in Belfast. Republicans gathered to remember the 1916 Easter Rising in which Irish republicans mounted an uprising with the aim of ending British rule in Ireland. Various republican groups paraded up the Falls Road and into Milltown Cemetery. The main republican parade makes its way into the cemetery with people holding portraits of some of the men involved in the uprising.
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Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. A member of the a colour party pictured at Milltown cemetery where speeches were held at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. A member of the a colour party pictured at Milltown cemetery where speeches were held at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The main parade makes its way through Milltown cemetery where speeches were held at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The main parade makes its way through Milltown cemetery where speeches were held at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The main parade makes its way through Milltown cemetery where speeches were held at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The main parade makes its way top the Falls Road in west Belfast and into Milltown cemetery where speeches were held at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The main parade makes its way top the Falls Road in west Belfast and into Milltown cemetery where speeches were held at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The main parade makes its way top the Falls Road in west Belfast and into Milltown cemetery where speeches were held at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The main parade makes its way top the Falls Road in west Belfast and into Milltown cemetery where speeches were held at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
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Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. Wreaths are laid in Milltown cemetery at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade makes its way up the Falls Road and into Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The IRSP parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. Republican Sinn Fein parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. Republican Sinn Fein parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. Republican Sinn Fein parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. Republican Sinn Fein parade pictured in Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The main parade pictured in Milltown cemetery where speeches were held at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. Wreaths are laid in Milltown cemetery at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
Northern Ireland- 8th April 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. 1916 Easter Rising commemoration parades take place in Belfast. The parades commemorates the failed 1916 uprising by Republicans against the British, who were then in control of the whole of Ireland. The main parade pictured in Milltown cemetery where speeches were held at the renovated County Antrim memorial rather then at the Republican plot.
A colour party from the 32 county sovereignty movement parades to Creggan Cemetery (AP)

Six men arrested after a republican commemoration heard threats of further violence by dissidents opposed to the peace process have been released without charge.

The event to mark the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising against British rule in Ireland was addressed by a hooded spokesman for the Real IRA who pledged more attacks on police and soldiers.

Police said they chose to maintain a distance from the event in the Creggan cemetery in Londonderry, but a security force helicopter monitored the scene.

The six men, who had been taken to Antrim for questioning, were released from custody.

The Easter Monday event was organised by the 32 County Sovereignty Movement and republicans gathered for a march and a wreath-laying ceremony.

The man clad in a balaclava and black combat gear who read a statement on behalf of the Real IRA said its campaign of violence would continue.

"The IRA will continue to attack Crown Force personnel, their installations, as well as British interests and infrastructure," he said.

The group is responsible for a series of attacks including the murder of soldiers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar outside Massereene army base in Antrim in 2009 only hours before the men were to fly out to begin a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said senior officers had taken the decision to run "a low-key operational response to the event".

The incident came a day after an Easter commemoration by mainstream republicans heard a call from Sinn Fein for a process of reconciliation.

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