Northern Ireland

Taoiseach tells Sunak there is ‘opportunity’ for deal on Northern Ireland protocol

Micheál Martin has urged the new UK prime minister to resolve the impasse

New UK prime minister Rishi Sunak. Picture: Getty

The taoiseach has urged new UK prime minister Rishi Sunak to quickly reach an agreement with the EU on the Northern Ireland protocol.

Sunak was yesterday elected leader of the Conservative Party after his last remaining rival, Penny Mordaunt, pulled out of the race for 10 Downing Street.

He was officially appointed as prime minister earlier today, and delivered his first speech as leader of the country, pledging to “fix” the mistakes made by his ...