German–Ireland relations are the relations between Germany and the Republic of Ireland. Both countries are members of the European Union. Relations between the two countries have described by Ruairí Quinn, then Irish Minister for Education: "Ireland and Germany have enjoyed an excellent long-standing political and economic relationship, and culture, mutual trust and common values have always been at the core of our relations", going to on add further that "When the first hydro-electric Shannon scheme was established, it was a very deliberate decision, a very cultural assertion of separation from London, to invite Siemens to provide technical assistance."
- As Ireland was neutral during World War II, it was able to maintain diplomatic relations with Germany throughout the war. Nonetheless, at least one Irish merchant vessel was destroyed by a German submarine
- Germany has an embassy in Dublin and 2 honorary consulates (in Cork and Galway).
- Ireland has an embassy in Berlin and 4 honorary consulates (in Bergisch Gladbach, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, and Munich).
- Both countries are full members of the European Union and the Council of Europe.
- Germany is one of Ireland’s biggest trading partners, ranking third in 2014 with an approximately eight per cent share of Ireland’s total foreign trade.
- There are approximately 11,305 Germans living in Ireland.
- Jason Michael (May 6, 2011). "Irish-German relations 'excellent'". The Irish Times.
- "German embassy in Dublin". Dublin.diplo.de. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
- "Irish embassy in Berlin". Embassyofireland.de. 13 December 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
- "CSO Emigration" (PDF). Census Office Ireland. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
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