Over three hundred people attend an ecumenical memorial service in Dublin in memory of Princess Diana who died in Paris on 31 August 1997.

The ceremony took place at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin and was attended by President Mary Robinson, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, British Ambassador Veronica Sutherland and Archbishop Desmond Connell amongst others. 

All Christian churches and the Jewish community here were represented.

Several charities took part in the procession including representatives from the Red Cross, Children's Hospitals, and the Dublin AIDS charities. 

Addressing the congregation, Dean of Saint Patrick's Maurice Stewart said that Princess Diana developed her capacity to help others through her own personal suffering. 

She knew what it was to suffer mentally, physically, to the point of almost total despair. She knew what was to feel helpless and hopeless even in spite of privilege, to feel outcast and unwanted.

Other memorial services took place around the country including at Saint Anne's Cathedral in Belfast. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 7 September 1997. The reporter is Annette O'Donnell.