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Truss ascends to become new UK Prime Minister as Johnson ends tumultuous tenure

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he hoped that ‘agreed outcomes’ on the issues around implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol could be reached in the months ahead

Truss arrives at Balmoral Castle today. Picture: Getty

Liz Truss has been asked to form a new administration, marking the moment the new leader of the UK Conservative Party officially becomes British Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson offered his resignation earlier today, ending his tumultuous tenure. In his farewell speech outside No 10 Downing Street, the outgoing prime minister said his successor's administration will do "everything we can" to help people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.

Johnson said Russian President Vladimir Putin is "utterly ...