New Ambassadors present Credentials
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Department of Foreign Affairs Press Release
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Their Excellencies the Ambassador of Australia, the Ambassador of the Gabonese Republic and the Ambassador of Iceland presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Bruce Lawrence Davis was accompanied by Ms Amanda Luttrell, First Secretary and Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy.
H.E. Mr. Omer Piankali was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Veronique Piankali and by Mr. Willy Hugues Lemambot Mbele, Attaché at the Embassy of the Gabonese Republic.
H.E. Mr Benedikt Jónsson was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Adalheidur Oskarsdottir.
Mr. Dick Roche T.D., Minister for European Affairs, represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present; Mr. Tim O’Connor, Secretary-General to the President, Mr. Michael Gaffey, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Kathleen White, Chief of Protocol, Mr. Joe Brennan, Deputy Chief of Protocol and Mr. Kieran Dowling, Deputy 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 under the command of Lieutenant Thomas Tooher.
The Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by troops drawn from the 28th Infantry Battalion, Finner Camp, Co. Donegal, under the command of Lieutenant Brian Kelly.
The Army No. 1 Band was conducted by Captain Declan Whitston.
15 December 2009