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Anglo-Irish links 'at all-time high'

By Sam Lister

Anglo-Irish relations are at an "all-time high", David Cameron and his Irish counterpart Enda Kenny insisted as they met for talks in Downing Street.

The Taoiseach told the Prime Minister that the Queen's historic visit to the Republic in 2011 had made an "extraordinary" impact on dealings between the nations.

Mr Kenny arrived at No.10 for talks focused on visa flexibility, trade and Northern Ireland at the end of a two-day visit to the UK, which included a visit to Manchester.

Mr Cameron said: "I think we meet at a time when Anglo-Irish relations are at an all-time high.

"I think relations between our countries are very, very strong but I still think there is even more we can do to strengthen our ties and strengthen our relationship."

Mr Kenny echoed Mr Cameron's sentiments, agreeing that "relations are at an all-time high".

He added: "I do think that the visit of Her Majesty had an extraordinary impact on relations between the two countries.

"There's a building excitement in terms of the return visit from President Higgins."

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