One of the last known surviving Irish veterans of the D-Day landings has received France's highest military honour. 

Michael d'Alton, 93, was awarded the Legion d'Honneur at a ceremony on board the French navy vessel, Somme, at Dublin Port this afternoon. 

Mr d'Alton, from Dalkey in Dublin, was a sub-lieutenant on a British Royal Navy landing craft bringing Sherman tanks across to Omaha Beach in the American sector on 6 June 1944. 

At the special ceremony, Mr d'Alton received his award from French Ambassador Jean-Pierre Thebault on behalf of the government of France.

Despite Ireland's neutrality, more than 100,000 Irish men and woman served with the British forces during World War II.