Germany–Ireland relations

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
German–Irish relations
Map indicating locations of Germany and Ireland



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."[1]


Irish Ambassador William Warnock with the German Foreign Ministry official Dr. Heß, after signing a trade agreement in 1961


  1. ^ Jason Michael (May 6, 2011). "Irish-German relations 'excellent'". The Irish Times. 
  2. ^ "German embassy in Dublin". Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  3. ^ "Irish embassy in Berlin". 13 December 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  4. ^ "CSO Emigration" (PDF). Census Office Ireland. Retrieved 29 January 2013.