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Solving Northern Ireland Brexit dispute not rocket science, Bertie Ahern says

Former taoiseach tells Commons committee that UK, EU and DUP need to ditch red lines to make lasting deal

If politicians could persuade the IRA to drop their arms in 1998, then how to end the Brexit dispute over Northern Ireland is not “rocket science”, one of the architects of the Good Friday agreement has told MPs.

Stressing that “compromise” and political leadership was needed, Bertie Ahern called on all sides including the UK, the EU and the Democratic Unionist party to ditch their red lines and make agreements that would deliver a lasting deal.

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