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National Day of Commemoration takes place in Kilmainham Hospital

The annual National Day of Commemoration Ceremony, to honour all those Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations, was held in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, as well as at seven locations across Ireland today.

The ceremony in Dublin was  attended by the President, the Taoiseach, the Government and the Council of State, as well as members of Dáil and Seanad Éireann, the Diplomatic Corps, the Judiciary and Northern Ireland representatives.

The next-of-kin of those who died in past wars or on UN service and a wide cross-section of the community including ex-servicemen’s organisations, as well as relatives of the 1916 Leaders, were also invited.

For more information on the regional ceremonies read the full press release here.