Enda Kenny disappointed the new Northern Ireland First Minister won't attend 1916 commemorative events

Arlene Foster was announced in the position earlier today

Enda Kenny says he's disappointed that Northern Ireland's new First Minister won't attend any events to mark the centenary of 1916.

The Taoiseach's congratulated DUP leader Arlene Foster on her official appointment as First Minister earlier today.

But he says he's disappointed that his new Northern counterpart has already ruled out attending events to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising.

He says the government's programme of events has been deliberately designed to allow inclusion of people from all communities: