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Troubles victims' names read aloud for final time

Dublin Unitarian Church in Republic of Ireland
The service at the Dublin Unitarian Church on St Stephen's Green has taken place annually for the past 22 years [Getty Images]

A ceremony during which the names of all those killed during the Troubles are read aloud has taken place for the final time in Dublin.

The service at the Dublin Unitarian Church on St Stephen's Green has been held annually for the past 22 years.

The conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles lasted almost 30 years and cost the lives of more than 3,500 people.

The reading of those people's names began at midday on Friday.

Irish broadcaster RTÉ reports that the church’s management committee have decided that since nobody has been killed in political violence in Northern Ireland in nearly five years, it is time to end the commemoration.