A National Day of Commemoration has taken place around the country to honour Irish people who died in service with the United Nations (UN) or in past wars.
President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Micheal Martin attended an event at Collins Barracks in Dublin.
Religious leaders from all denominations in the country led prayers at the service in Dublin.
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It was marked by a wreath laying ceremony by President Michael D Higgins at Collins Barracks.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the number of people who were able to attend the event was restricted - however family members of those who died while in UN service were invited - as well as relatives of the 196 leaders.
Ceremonies have also taken place in Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick and Waterford.