Irish government looks to increase its presence in London

The State is also seeking to open a consulate in the north of England and enhance relations with devolved administrations in Edinburgh and Cardiff

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
31st August, 2020
Irish government looks to increase its presence in London
President Michael D Higgins and Prince Charles at the Irish embassy in London, where the state recently paid out €2.9million to repair the roof. Picture: Malcolm McNally/Photocall

The government has begun a review of its accommodation needs in London as it gears up to increase its presence in the British capital following Brexit.

The coalition is concerned that the UK’s departure from the EU has removed a major platform for engaging with British diplomats, with the new programme for government committing it to undertaking a strategic review of British-Irish relations in order to maintain and improve links.

The state recently...

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