If you're watching the RTÉ coverage of the Easter Rising celebrations, you've probably seen this already.

An unnamed Irish Defence Forces officer was caught on the hop taking a phone-call during the ceremony, with both his superior officers AND the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, striding past him.

Needless to say, this was also caught by RTÉ cameras and basically everyone watching it from Twitter.



So this guy's probably going to be a spot of bother before the day is over, not the least of which for answering your phone in the middle of a public ceremony marking the centenary of one of the most significant moments in Irish history.

"Yeah, yeah, I know.... yeah, OK... Yeah... I'm on the what?"


UPDATE (22:16):

As we kinda guessed and according to a statement by the Irish Defence Forces, the man in question was working as a Press Officer and was answering questions from a journalist about crowd participation and the like. No court martial for him, so.



Via Twitter