Remembering all Irish men and women who died in past wars or while serving with the United Nations.

President Mary McAleese and Taoiseach Bertie Ahern were among those who attended the annual commemoration event at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Ex-service men and women joined with relatives of those who died in war to make up the hundreds attending the annual commemoration ceremony at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Leading figures from church and state, the diplomatic corps and the judiciary lead a procession to the main square. Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was saluted by the guard of honour from the 2nd Infantry Battalion of Cathal Brugha Barracks and addressed the crowd.

We remember here today all those Irish men and Irish women who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations.

President Mary McAleese inspected the guard of honour ahead of the ceremony.

Chief Rabbi of Ireland, the Very Rev Dr Yaakov Pearlman led religious leaders in a multi-faith prayer service. President McAleese laid a wreath on behalf of the Irish people, a minute's silence was observed and the national anthem was played out.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 July 2002. The reporter is Vivienne Traynor.