Liam Cosgrave to be remembered at Veterans' Commemoration Day

Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave will be remembered today at the Defence Forces Veterans' Commemoration Day at the Curragh.

The Minister with Responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe and the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett will be in attendance for what is now an annual event.

Minister Keogh says the Defence Forces will especially commemorate all members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving at home or overseas.

"It is an opportunity for me, as Minister with Responsibility of Defence, to express my gratitude and the gratitude of the Government for their past service, be it at home here in Ireland or abroad in peacekeeping across the world," he said.

"An it's also important in recognising the military personnel who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the State, and I know some of their family members will be along today as well."

Related Articles

More in this Section

Man struck by two cars while crossing road in Dundalk

Storm Brian brings wind and rain to south and west; whole country will be affected later

Man in his 30s to appear in court tomorrow over Offaly €1m drug seizure

Health officials issue alert after measles outbreak reported in Dublin

Today's Stories

No Government jet for freed Halawa

Garda officers may sue for right to strike

Rail unions vote for industrial action

‘We are on our knees after this ... we need help’


A helicopter put a piano on the 150-foot roof of Blarney Castle and other stories from the Cork Jazz Festival archives

Jazz Memories: Famous faces share their favourite moments

Live music review: The Horrors - Icy genius in a thrillingly intimate setting

New book revisits the games they just don't make anymore

More From The Irish Examiner