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Those who died in past wars or on UN service remembered today

The National Day of Commemoration is being marked across the country.

Image: Sam Boal via Photocall Ireland

COMMEMORATION CEREMONIES ARE taking place this morning to honour Irish men and women who died at war or on service with the United Nations.

A multi-faith service is being held at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.

President Michael D. Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton are in attendance.

The President laid a wreath to commemorate those who died at war or working with the UN.

Enda Kenny said it’s particularly fitting to remember those who died in World War 1 as the 100th anniversary is being marked this year.

The National Day of Commemoration is also being marked across the country in Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Mayo, Sligo, Waterford.

A total of 86 Irish soldiers have died in the service of the United Nations since 1960.

Read: Ireland’s part in World War 1: Hear the stories, see the mementos and eat the food of the time>

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