Leo Varadkar expresses confidence in longevity of NI executive but warns against reform

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who met with Rishi Sunak, the British Prime Minister, cautioned against reforming the Northern institutions at the moment

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar shakes hands with Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill, the newly appointed Northern Ireland first minster, next to newly appointed deputy first minster, Emma Little Pengelly, upon arrival at Stormont Castle. Picture: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he is confident the new Northern Ireland executive is built to last but warned against rushing to reform the Northern institutions.

Varadkar and Rishi Sunak, the British prime minister, met the leaders of the new powersharing executive at Stormont on Monday as the devolved government began its work.

Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill was on Saturday appointed as the North’s first nationalist first minister with Emma Little-Pengelly, the Democratic Unionist Party ...