New Ambassadors present Credentials
Their Excellencies the Ambassadors of Greece, Israel and the Republic of Poland presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
His Excellency Mr. George Alexander Vallindas, Ambassador of Greece was accompanied by his wife Mrs Adamantia Papaionnou-Vallindas and by Mr. Konstantinos Piperigos, Counsellor at the Embassy of Greece.
His Excellency H.E. Dr. Zion Evrony, Ambassador of Israel was accompanied by his wife Mrs Rita Evrony and daughter Ms Ayelet Evrony. Also present was Mr Isi Yanouka, Counsellor at the Embassy of Israel.
His Excellency Dr. Tadeusz Szumowski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland was accompanied by his wife Mrs Agata Szumowski and son Mr. Piotr Szumowski. Also present was Dr. Jacek Piotr Rosa, Counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland.
The following were also present at the ceremony: Mr. Conor Lenihan, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Department of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Loughlin Quinn, Deputy Secretary General to the President; Mr. Dan Mulhall, Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Joe Brennan, Deputy Chief of Protocol, Mr. Tom Bolster, Deputy Chief of Protocol, Ms. Sonya McGuinness, Assistant Chief of Protocol; at the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Ambassadors were escorted to and from Áras an Uachtaráin by an Escort of Honour consisting of a motorcycle detachment drawn from the 2nd Cavalry Squadron, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin under the command of Lieutenant S. Walsh.
The Guard of Honour at Áras an Uachtaráin was provided by the 4th Field Artillery Regiment, under the command of Lieutenant J. Moylan.
The Army No. 1 Band was conducted by Commandant Mark Armstrong.
12th September 2006