New Ambassadors present Credentials16 January 2013
Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the Slovak Republic, Australia and the Republic of Slovenia presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Dušan Matulay, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic, was accompanied by his wife, Ms Gianni Avila, and by Mr. Ivan Sebiň, First Secretary at the Embassy
H.E. Ms. Ruth P. Adler, Ambassador of Australia, was accompanied by her husband, Mr. Conrad Goonerage, their son Jesse and daughter Amelia and by Mr. Don Smith, Deputy Head of Mission.
H.E. Mr. Iztok Jarc, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, was accompanied by his wife, Helena, their son Benjamin and by Ms. Renata Cvelbar Bek, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy.
Mr. Joe Costello, T.D., Minister of State for Trade and Development at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Mr. Adrian O’Neill, Secretary-General to the President; Ms. Anne Barrington, 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 the 27th Infantry Battalion, Dundalk, under the command of Lieutenant Patrick Ryan. Captain Declan Whitston conducted the Army No. 1 Band.