Thursday, 10th April 2008 at 11.00 hrs, New Ambassadors present Credentials
Their Excellencies the Ambassadors of Jamaica, the State of Eritrea and the People’s Republic of Bangladesh presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
Her Excellency Mrs. Marcia Yvette Gilbert-Roberts, Ambassador of Jamaica.
His Excellency Mr. Tesfamicael Gerahtu Ogbaghiorghis, Ambassador of the State of Eritrea.
His Excellency Mr. Shafi Ahmed, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Sehelley Shafi.
The following were also present at the ceremony: Mr. Tony
Minister of State for Environment and Energy, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, and Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources; Mr. Loughlin Quinn, Deputy Secretary General to the President; Mr. Ronan Murphy, Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs;
Ms. Kathleen White, Chief of Protocol; Mr. Joe Brennan, Deputy Chief of Protocol;
Ms. Marion O’Donnell, 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 2nd Lieutenant Dave Coughlan.
The Guard of Honour at Áras an Uachtaráin was provided by the Defence Forces Training Centre, under the command of Lieutenant Liam Murray.
The Army No. 1 Band was conducted by Comdt. Mark Armstrong.
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