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Christ Washing the Feet of the Disciples by Paolo Veronese

Experience shows that ‘laying down one’s life’ is a mark of real love

Queen Elizabeth II and Irish president Mary McAleese after a wreath laying ceremony at the Irish War Memorial Garden, Islandbridge, in May 2011 (PA)

On at least 44 days more than 100 Irishmen were killed during the Great War, but they are only now being recognised