Ahern's solution to impasse has merits
He's got unrivalled experience in dealing with the peace process as a key negotiator of the Good Friday Agreement.
When Bertie Ahern speaks about events in Northern Ireland, it's worth listening.
Writing in today's Irish Independent, the former taoiseach is clear the current crisis arising out of the cash-for-ash scandal and the resignation of Martin McGuinness is not a bolt out of the blue. He says the temperature was rising for some time.