Kenny to address Collins commemoration

Enda Kenny will today become the first serving Taoiseach to address the annual Béal na mBláth commemoration in Cork, to mark the 90th anniversary of the shooting dead of the former IRA commander and Ireland's second finance minister, Michael Collins.

Enda Kenny will today become the first serving Taoiseach to address the annual Béal na mBláth commemoration in Cork, to mark the 90th anniversary of the shooting dead of the former IRA commander and Ireland's second finance minister, Michael Collins.

Minister Alan Shatter will be also be in attendance at the 3pm ceremony, along with the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.

Collins' newly restored armoured car, 'Sliabh na mBan', which carried his dead body from Béal na mBláth will be on display at the event.

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