He's says it's due to the disappointing response to the event.
The government has decided to defer the controversial commemoration of the RIC.
In a statement this evening, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan says it is a result of the disappointing response to the proposed event in Dublin Castle later this month.
He says he hopes to have an alternative commemoration in the months ahead.
Fianna Fáil says it was an error of judgement, and party leader Micheál Martin says there should be an all-party approach to these ceremonies surrounding the War of Independence: