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Colloquium on 90 years Irish-German diplomatic relations

A colloquium on 90 years Irish-German diplomatic relations took place yesterday evening in the Irish Embassy, Berlin.

Organised by Dr Gisela Holfter, Centre for Irish-German Studies, UL, in coordination with the Irish Embassy, it reflected on past and present.

Speakers included:

  • Tánaiste and Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney T.D.
  • H.E. the Irish ambassador to Germany Michael Collins
  • Dr Michael Kennedy (RIA)
  • Dr Roisin Healy (NUIG)
  • Dr Mervyn O’Driscoll (UCC)
  • Dr Joachim Fischer (UL)
  • Prof Bettina Migge (UCD)
  • Dr Gisela Holfter (UL)

The colloquium also included the launch of “Ireland in the European Eye” (Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2019), edited by Gisela Holfter and Bettine Migge.

Part two of the commemoration of and reflection on diplomatic links between Ireland and Germany will take place on 14 November at the University of Limerick.

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