New Ambassadors present Credentials
Press release17 June 2021
Their Excellencies, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, and the Ambassador of Canada presented their Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin today.
H.E. Mr. Hakan Olcay, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Mehves Olcay.
H.E. Ms. Nancy Smyth, Ambassador of Canada was accompanied by her husband, Mr. Lex Burger.
Mr. Damien English, T.D., Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, represented the Government at the ceremony.
The following were also present: Ms. Orla O’Hanrahan, Secretary General to the President; Mr. Brendan Rogers, Deputy Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs, Col. Stephen Howard, Aide-de-Camp to the President, Ms. Sarah Mangan, and Mr. Frank Bradley, Protocol, Department of Foreign Affairs.
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 Maurice Harnett.
A Guard of Honour was provided at Áras an Uachtaráin by 1 Brigade Artillery Regiment, Collins Barracks, Cork, under the command of Lieutenant Colum Byrne.
Captain John Carpenter conducted the Army No. 1 Band, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.
17 June 2021