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Her Majesty's Ambassador to Ireland officially takes office

Mr. Robin Barnett CMG visited Áras an Uachtaráin yesterday to present his Letter of Credence to President Michael D Higgins.

British Ambassador to Ireland H.E. Robin Barnett presented his Letter of Credence to President Higgins.

Ambassador Barnett said:

Yesterday I had the honour to bring greetings from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and present my letter of appointment to President Michael D Higgins. This is an important time for the UK, Ireland and Europe, as we work to implement the result of the 23 June referendum.

I will be working hard to ensure friendship and warm relations between the peoples of these islands continues to grow. I am looking forward to developing even stronger economic, people-to-people, and cultural links. I am also looking forward to travelling the beautiful country of Ireland and to receiving the céad míle fáilte for which it is known throughout the world.

Published 14 September 2016