Their Excellencies, the Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Spain, India and the Republic of Uganda presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Ildefonso Castro, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain was accompanied by his spouse, Mrs. Esperanza Cancio de Castro and by the Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Javier González;
H.E. Mr. Sandeep Kumar, Ambassador of India was accompanied by Mr. Somnath Chatterjee, Deputy Head of Mission;
H.E. Mr. Julius Peter Moto, Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda was accompanied by the Deputy Head of Mission, John Leonard Mugerwa;
Mr. Ciarán Cannon T.D. Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora and International Development represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Mr.Conor Ó Raghallaigh, Deputy Secretary General to the President; Col. Liam Condon, Aide-de-Camp to the President; Mr. Ruairí De Burca, Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Mr. Feilim McLaughlin, Mr. Joe Brennan and Ms. Marylee Wall, Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Ambassadors were accompanied to and from Áras an Uachtaráin by an Escort of Honour consisting of a motorcycle detachment drawn from the 2 Cavalry Squadron, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, under the command of Lieutenant Grattan O’Hagan.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by the 6th Infantry Battalion, Custume Barracks, Athlone under the command of Second Lieutenant Muiris O’Murchadha.
Captain Fergal Carroll conducted the Army No. 1 Band, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.