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New Dublin memorial for war dead
31 Jul 2014 22:10
President Michael D Higgins and the Duke of Kent have unveiled a Commonwealth Cross of Sacrifice to honour Ireland's war dead at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.
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The two laid wreaths at the new memorial during a ceremony this afternoon.
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The Duke of Kent is the President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
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Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys also attended the ceremony, which coincides with the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.
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About 210,000 Irish servicemen served in WWI and up to 50,000 of them were killed.
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