Armenia has called on Ireland to recognise as “genocide” the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians during World War 1 by then Turkish forces RTE News reports.
The call was made by the Armenian Consul to Ireland at a service of remembrance in Dublin today.
The service was organised by the Irish parish of the Armenian Apostolic Church to mark the beginning of what Armenians call the genocide against their race, perpetrated by the Ottoman authorities between 1915 and 1923.
Clergy from seven Christian denominations and a representative of the Jewish Community were among those in attendance at the service, which took place in Taney Church of Ireland in Dundrum.
Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin the Most Rev Dr Michael Jackson gave a sermon at the service.