Political representatives across Cavan and Monaghan are remembering victims of the 9/11 terror attack, which saw two planes strike the Twin Towers in New York, 21 years ago.
Estimates suggest almost 3,000 people died in New York that day, including 300 firefighters, 23 police officers and 37 Port Authority workers.
On that day, 21 years ago - Cllr Brendan Fay who previously served as a member of the fire brigade in America said he was back home in Ireland when he first heard about the attack.
Cllr Fay said he knew many who took part in emergency operations on that day, and even 21 years on - he still describes the scenes as "haunting" and "soul destroying."
Speaking to Northern Sound, Cllr Fay said it was a day that not only changed America, but the rest of the world forever:
Meanwhile, Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council, Sean Conlon, who worked on a construction project at the World Trade Centre prior to the attack, said 9/11 continues to cast raw memories of the events which took place that day for people.
Although he left America in 1994, Cllr Conlon's work on the Twin Towers is something that he will "never forget" adding that he has very "distinct" memories of that time: