Ireland's war dead honoured at Glasnevin CemeteryThursday 31 July 2014 22.02
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.
The two laid wreaths at the new memorial during a ceremony this afternoon.
The Duke of Kent is the President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
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.
About 210,000 Irish servicemen served in WWI and up to 50,000 of them were killed.
"I know how much we owe to those who died & it is right and fitting that we remember them here" HRH The Duke of Kent pic.twitter.com/Zw7QnDdTCo— British Embassy (@BritEmbDublin) July 31, 2014