The annual national day of commemoration in memory of those who died on past wars or on United Nations service was held at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham today. The ceremony was attended by President McAleese, the Taoiseach and members of the Government.

It was an inter-denominational service and was also attended by members of the diplomatic corps and the judiciary. Families who had lost loved ones while on UN duty were represented. They were joined by relatives of the 1916 leaders.