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New Ambassadors present Credentials

Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Costa Rica and Bosnia and Herzegovina presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.

H.E. Mr. Thomas Nader, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria, was accompanied by his wife, Ms. Ingrid Thorbjørnsrud, and by Mr. Ralf Hospodarsky, Minister Counsellor at the Embassy.

H.E. Mrs. Pilar Saborio de Rocafort, Ambassador of the Republic of Costa Rica, is resident in London.

H.E. Mr. Mustafa Mujezinović,Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who is also resident in London, was accompanied by his wife, Emina, and by Mr. Mensur Jusic, Minister Counsellor at the Embassy.

Mr. Alex White T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Health, represented the Government at the ceremony.

The following were also present:   Mr. Adrian O’Neill, Secretary-General to the President; Mr. Barrie Robinson, Assistant Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;  Ms. Orla O’Hanrahan, Chief of Protocol, Mr. Joe Brennan, Deputy Chief of Protocol and Ms. Marion O’Donnell, Assistant Chief of Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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 Second Lieutenant Criostóir Humphreys.   

The Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by troops drawn from the 6th Infantry Battalion, 4th Western Brigade, Athlone, under the command of Lieutenant Paul Togher.  

The Band of the 4th Western Brigade was conducted by Captain Fergal Carroll.