Formal diplomatic relations between Ireland and Denmark were only established in 1962. The links between the two countries, however, go back much farther than that, to at least the time of the Vikings who founded many of the cities and towns of Ireland.
Ireland and Denmark joined the then EEC together, in 1973, along with Britain. As small, trade oriented economies, we have much in common in our approach to international affairs. This can be seen in an EU context, in Brussels, but also in terms of shared views on many issues in relation to the UN and development aid work.
Irish culture, especially traditional music, enjoys widespread popularity in Denmark, with Irish groups touring the country regularly.
The Irish Community living and working in Denmark continues to grow and includes business people, students on university exchanges and Irish people who have simply decided to call the country home.