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Brexit: Call for Bertie Ahern apology over 'degrading' NI Protocol remarks

Former taoiseach (Irish PM) Bertie Ahern has been called on to apologise after he said loyalists in "ghettos" had "no clue" about the UK-EU Northern Ireland deal. Mr Ahern said people in "east Belfast and the ghettos and the areas where you are likely to get trouble" did not know how the NI Protocol worked.
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Bertie Ahern urged to apologise for saying loyalists in ‘ghettos’ do not understand Brexit deal

A former Irish leader has been urged to apologise after he said loyalists had "no clue" about the UK-EU Northern Ireland Brexit deal.Ex-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern claimed that people in "east Belfast and the ghettos and the areas where you are likely to get trouble" criticised the protocol without knowing how it worked.Mr Ahern, who led the Republic's government from 1997 to 2008, was key in the Good Friday Agreement peace process.Speaking at the Brexit Institute of Dublin City University on Thursday he said some loyalists saw the agreement as the "Dublin government taking over".But East Belfast MP Gavin Robinson said...
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Loyalists haven’t got a clue about the Protocol, Bertie Ahern says

Loyalists who are opposed to the Northern Ireland Protocol “haven’t got a clue” about how it works, former Irish premier Bertie Ahern has said. Speaking at an event hosted by the Brexit Institute at Dublin City University (DCU) on Thursday, Mr Ahern said they view the arrangements as being solely about identity.
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