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I'm counting on Germany to unlock my summer hols

Barbara McCarthy


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A teacher cleans and disinfects chairs and tables at the the Phoenix Gymnasium secondary school in Dortmund, Germany, amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

A teacher cleans and disinfects chairs and tables at the the Phoenix Gymnasium secondary school in Dortmund, Germany, amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

AFP via Getty Images

A teacher cleans and disinfects chairs and tables at the the Phoenix Gymnasium secondary school in Dortmund, Germany, amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

When the last Lufthansa flight left Dublin for Frankfurt after a non-stop service since 1972, it brought a tear to my eye.

An Aer Lingus plane parked in front of her, looked like she was kissing the German bird goodbye.

"Auf wiedersehen" was the message from the airport. But when will we meet again?