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Simon Coveney, the Irish foreign minister, told RTE’s Morning Ireland this morning that Liz Truss was a “talented, very energetic politician” but that her support for the Northern Ireland protocol bill had “created a lot of tension and undermined trust” with Ireland. He went on:

She is going to be the next prime minister, and we will work with her and her team, but I hope we can change the direction of travel for British-Irish relations that we’ve seen over the last couple of years, which really has been one of tension and standoff on very important issues – predominantly related to Northern Ireland.

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