Brexit binds Ireland closer to Germany in pushing ambitious joint agenda
Whether for inward investment, exports or tourism, Germany is a top five country for Ireland with potential for much more
German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier (left) and his wife Elke Buedenbender (right) with President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina before a gala dinner in Berlin. Photograph: Hayoung Jeon/EPA
German chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes President Michael D Higgins in Berlin. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP
Kerrygold: popular in Germany
As President Michael D Higgins ends his three-day visit to Germany on Friday) in Frankfurt, continental Europe’s banking capital, Irish and German officials are confident that something has changed for the better in bilateral relations.
Like never before, Berlin and Dublin are pushing an ambitious agenda of political and diplomatic co-operation – in the EU, the UN and beyond.