Bertie Ahern: Ireland is entitled to negotiate with UK on Brexit

The former taoiseach said Britons were “deluding themselves” on trade after withdrawal from the EU

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern addresses a Seanad committee on Brexit

Ireland has every right to negotiate bilaterally with the UK on non-trade issues in negotiations on its departure from the EU, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has insisted at a meeting of the Seanad’s Special Select Committee on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Mr Ahern said none of the main EU negotiators disagreed with him.

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