Bertie Ahern to discuss how Brexit has affected Ireland at committee hearing on Wednesday morning 7 months ago

Bertie Ahern to discuss how Brexit has affected Ireland at committee hearing on Wednesday morning

This should be interesting.

It has been announced that Bertie Ahern will speak at the Exiting the European Union Committee as part of its over-arching inquiry examining the progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal.

Ahern will be discussing how the Brexit negotiations thus far have affected the relationship between Ireland and the UK.

The purpose of the session is outlined on the committee's website, which reads: "In this evidence session, the Committee will hear from Bertie Ahern, Taioseach of the Republic of Ireland between 1994-2008 and member of the Dáil Éireann from 1977-2011.

"During his time in office, he oversaw the successful negotiation of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement between the British and Irish Governments, signed in April 1998.

"The Committee is expected to focus on the impact that Brexit has had on British-Irish relations. The Committee will also examine the implications of the various possible outcomes of the Brexit process for Ireland, as discussions between the UK Government and EU continue."

The session can be watched on Parliament TV here, from 10am on Wednesday morning.

Ahern was recently in the headlines for very different reasons, as he strongly denied the rumours that he was involved in a Tinder date, as a certain Whatsapp message suggested, describing it as "complete rubbish".