Her Excellency Mrs. Sandra Moira Wilkinson, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic presented her Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday, 28 October 2020.
The ceremonies were conducted in full compliance with Covid-19 public health guidelines, including physical distance requirements.
Ambassador’s Bio in Brief
Her Excellency Mrs. S. Moira Wilkinson was appointed Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to Ireland on the 28th of October 2020. Her professional career has led her occupy various positions within the National Foreign Service. Graduating as a lawyer from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 1989, S. Moira Wilkinson entered the Institute of the Foreign Service of the Nation (ISEN) in the competition of the year 1990 and at the end of her studies received the Raúl Prebisch Medal of Economy in 1992. She became a member of the Permanent Active Corps of the National Foreign Service in January 1993 and has since upheld various positions in Argentina and Europe including Laguna del Desierto Arbitration Office before serving in the Directorate for International Security, Nuclear and Space Affairs. In 1995, Her Excellency served Argentina at their Mission to the International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland then, in 2000, her duties saw her work in Special Representation on Human Rights at the International Level. Returning to the Directorate of International Security, Nuclear and Space Affairs in 2003, Her Excellency served her Government at the Embassy of Argentina in the Republic of Austria, then at the Cabinet of the Chancellor then as Consul General of the Argentine Republic in Madrid before being elevated to the Diplomatic rank of Ambassador to Ireland.
The Ambassador is married and a mother of three.
Mr. Thomas Byrne, T.D., Minister of State Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for EU Affairs, represented the Government at the ceremonies.
The following were also present: Mr. Art O’Leary, Secretary General to the President; and Mr. Niall Burgess, Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs.