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Zeitgeist Irland 24 launched in Berlin by Tánaiste Micheál Martin 

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Friday, 19 January 2024, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany: Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland), Minister for Foreign Affairs and for Defence, Micheál Martin travelled to Berlin for a number of high-level meetings, and to launch Zeitgeist Irland 24, a season of Irish arts and culture across Germany in 2024.

During his visit, the Tánaiste met with the Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany Annalena Baerbock where they had a warm and constructive meeting reflecting the very strong friendship between our two countries. After their meeting, the Tánaiste and Minister Baerbock conducted a joint press conference

While in Berlin, the Tánaiste also had a valuable exchange with the Bundestag Committee on European Affairs on shared European priorities and he provided a keynote address on ‘Navigating Europe: Ireland’s Voice in Shaping the Future of Europe’ at the Jacques Delors Centre affiliated to the Hertie School in association with the Free University Berlin.

Alongside the State Minister for European Affairs and Climate Dr. Anna Lührmann, the Tánaiste launched Zeitgeist Irland 24 at a spectacular event in front of over 350 people during an event held at Berlin’s Metropol. The Zeitgeist Irland 24 programme of cultural events will bring new vibrancy to the long-standing connections between Ireland and Germany while showcasing the very best that contemporary Irish arts has to offer. It is a partnership between the Embassy of Ireland in Germany headed by Ambassador Dr. Nicholas O’Brien and Culture Ireland, supported by Tourism Ireland and will take place right across Germany over the coming year.

The launch event included a diverse line-up of Irish artists who are part of the Zeitgeist Irland 24 programme and provided an insight into the variety of Irish talent that will be performing across Germany in 2024.

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