Northern Ireland

Remembrance Sunday marked in NI

Cenotaph at Belfast City Hall
Image caption Hundreds of people gathered at Belfast City Hall for the Remembrance service

Services of Remembrance have been held across Northern Ireland to honour those who died in wars and conflicts.

In Belfast, tributes at the city hall were led by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Pat Convery, and the Lord Lieutenant of Belfast, Dame Mary Peters.

Wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph and a two-minute silence was observed.

In Downpatrick, Margaret Ritchie of the SDLP became the first nationalist party leader to wear a poppy on Remembrance Sunday.

Image caption Margaret Ritchie wore a poppy at the commemoration in Downpatrick

Mr Convery, who is an SDLP councillor said: "If we talk about sharing this island, we have to remember those people who died in conflicts across the world were from the whole island of Ireland, not just a small section of that island.

"If we are to share the future, we have to share the history."

Among the people to lay wreaths in Belfast were Secretary of State Owen Paterson and Chief Constable Matt Baggott.

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