Ambassadors of Iran and Jamaica present Letters of Credence
The following Ambassadors presented their credentials to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today:
H.E. the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Hassle Taherian
H.E. the Ambassador of Jamaica Mr. Douglas Anthony Clive Saunders
The Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government, Mr. Danny Wallace T.D. was present at the ceremony.
The Ambassador of Iran was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Mah-Manesh Taherian and by
Mr. Haj Jafari, Third Secretary, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Ambassador of Jamaica was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Sharon Saunders and by
Ms Julie-Ann Fender, First Secretary, Embassy of Jamaica.
Also present were Mr. Brian McCarthy, Secretary to the President; Mr. Pádraic Mac Kernan, Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Joseph Brennan, Deputy Chief of Protocol and Ms Clare O'Flaherty, Deputy Chief of Protocol, 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 Second Cavalry Squadron, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, under the command of Lieutenant Liam Tolan. A Guard of Honour was provided by the Second Field Artillery Regiment, McKee Barracks, Dublin under the command of Lieutenant John Prendergast.
The Army Number One Band was conducted by Commandant Joseph Ryan.