Relations between Ireland and UK must be ‘reset’ after July 4th election, says trade body


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Former British prime minister Gordon Brown: he was the only British prime minister to attend a full meeting of the British-Irish Council. Photograph: Sam Boal/Collins Photos The relationship between the Republic of Ireland and the UK must be “reset” in the wake of next week’s election there, the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce has said. Echoing calls made at last week’s British-Irish Council meeting in the Isle of Man, the Irish-UK body urged that the next occupant of No 10 Downing Street must attend such gatherings twice a year. There were “huge opportunities” for co-operation between Dublin and London “whether it...