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Irish president pays tribute to servicemen and women killed in conflict

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and other government ministers joined Michael D Higgins at the National Day of Commemoration in Dublin.

Ireland’s president has led tributes to Irish men and women killed in conflict, during a commemorative ceremony in Dublin.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and other government ministers joined Michael D Higgins at the National Day of Commemoration event at Collins Barracks in the Irish capital.

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the National Day of Commemoration Ceremony at Collins Barracks in Dublin (Brian Lawless/PA)
National Day of Commemoration Ceremony
The National Day of Commemoration Ceremony honoured all Irishmen and women who died in past wars or on service with the UN (Brian Lawless/PA)
National Day of Commemoration Ceremony
Members of the defence forces honour Irishmen an women who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations (Brian Lawless/PA)

During the ceremony, President Higgins laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland.

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President Michael D Higgins lays a wreath (Brian Lawless/PA)

Tanaiste Simon Coveney, Defence Minister Paul Kehoe, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Culture Minister Josepha Madigan were among the senior politicians in attendance.

Several religious leaders, including Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, delivered readings during the ceremony.

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The Irish Air Corps perform a flypast during the National Day of Commemoration Ceremony (Brian Lawless/PA)

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