Our cultural relations are based on a framework agreement dated November 4th, 1967. Franco-Irish cooperation focuses on scientific cooperation, including biotechnology and information technologies, and teaching French
France is Ireland’s 6th largest supplier and 6th largest customer (2013 CSO data). Our trade remains highly unbalanced in favour of Ireland, with a trade deficit of €1,930 billion.
Political relations with Ireland are good and France’s capacity for initiative has a strong impact, with which the Irish most often associate. The partnership between France and Ireland is remarkable in more ways than one regarding European affairs. The French and Irish agree on many international and community issues (UN reform, Official Development Assistance, CAP and fisheries, financial perspective, CFSP).