North's First Minister insists she did not attend 1916 'commemoration'

Arlene Foster attended a Church of Ireland event in Dublin

Arlene Foster, 1916, commemoration, Christ Church Cathedral, Northern Ireland, Church of Ireland, discussion

Northern First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster (centre) speaks to the media at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin | Image: Niall Carson / PA Wire/Press Association Images

The First Minister of Northern Ireland Arlene Foster insists she was not attending a 1916 Easter Rising commemoration in Dublin last night.

She took part in a Church of Ireland talk about the rebellion against British rule at Christ Church Cathedral.

Organisers had billed it as a commemoration, but later issued a statement calling it a 'discussion'.

The Church of Ireland say the word 'commemorate' was "inadvertently used" in an earlier press release.

"The event is not a commemorative one but one which is designed to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising by exploring it historically", it added.

Ms Foster, the Democratic Unionist Party leader, says she has "a very particular view" on what happened 100 years ago.