Irish men and women who died in past wars or on service with the UN will be remembered today at a series of events across Ireland.
The State last year splurged almost €100,000 on catering for guests to an evening State reception and a buffet celebrating President Michael D Higgins’s inauguration.
Eighty-seven members of the Irish Defence Forces have lost their lives since the founding of the state.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will deliver a graveside oration at the state funeral of Thomas Kent in the Co Cork village of Castlelyons on Friday.
President Michael D Higgins led the nation in memory of those who died in overseas service and on UN missions.
A ceremony to honour the Irishmen and women who died in past wars, or on service, is being held in Dublin today.
Former President of Ireland, Dr Patrick Hillery, was today remembered as a humble and private man who achieved so much for his country.
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