Labour eyeing better Dublin ties as part of wider tilt at new EU deal, Hilary Benn says

The shadow Northern Ireland secretary appeared alongside Charlie McConalogue at a Business Post event in London

Pictured at the Business Post/Ireland Funds event in London are Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue, Business Post Editor Daniel McConnell, Labour MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Hilary Benn and Business Post Chief Executive Sarah Murphy. Picture: Noel Mullen

Better relations with Dublin will be a Labour priority amid efforts to seek an improved Brexit deal with the EU, Hilary Benn has said.

The shadow Northern Ireland secretary, fresh from visits on both sides of the border, used a Business Post event in London to stress his party's commitment to reviving ties with the Irish government after the tensions of recent years.

While Benn said the 2016 Brexit decision cannot be reversed, he did ...