Germany must match its words with some action
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pulled out all the stops to welcome her Irish counterpart on his trip to Berlin yesterday.
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.