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Ireland’s Dr. O’Brien received in Hesse

Friday, 18 October 2019, Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany: At the Hessian State Chancellery, the Hessian Minister European and Federal Affairs Lucia Puttrich, Plenipotentiary to the German Federation, received for a bilateral meeting Irish Ambassador Dr. Nicholas O’Brien, in office since 11 September 2019.

The meeting was held on the light of Brexit, the Irish-British borders as well as monetary issues concerning the Eurozone. 

Dr. O’Brien had been in Hesse already to attend the 71st Frankfurt Book Fair, largest of its kind in the world. This year the Kingdom of Norway was guest country. Ireland was one of the 104 participating countries, and Ambassador Dr. O’Brien was present to buttress up literary talents from his homeland as well as to seal partnerships for future events, such as the St. Brigid of Kildare‘s talks to be held in Berlin end of January 2020. 

Prior to this ambassadorship to Germany, Dr. O’Brien served as Director General for EU and International Affairs at the Finance Ministry in Dublin from 2014 to 2019. He worked as such profoundly on matters concerning the Eurozone crisis and served as Ireland’s Director on the EU’s crisis mechanism funds, that is, the European Stability Mechanism and the European Financial Stability Facility. 

From 2011 to 2014, he was Diplomatic Advisor to the Minister for Finance.

He is very well-acquainted to Germany, were he served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy in Berlin from 2008 to 2011 and as Consul General in Shanghai from 2004 to 2008.

For further information Irish Embassy to Germany: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/germany/about-us/ambassador/
Minister Lucia Puttrich: http://www.diplomatmagazine.eu/2018/05/05/40705/

Picture by Hessische Staatskanzlei – Embassy of Ireland to Germany 

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