Tuesday 6 December 2016

Germany must match its words with some action

Published 17/11/2011 | 05:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pulled out all the stops to welcome her Irish counterpart on his trip to Berlin yesterday.

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Unfortunately, the substance failed to match the ceremony with which Enda Kenny was greeted by his hosts on his visit to the German capital.

A military guard of honour, two hours with the chancellor and then a lecture at the Konrad Andenauer Institute, the thinktank of the ruling CDU party. The Germans certainly rolled out the red carpet for our Taoiseach.

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