Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, has today met with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Parliament Buildings at Stormont.
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said:
“The Prime Minister turned to the day’s events and thanked the Taoiseach for the Irish Government’s support for the UK Government efforts to see restoration of devolution in Northern Ireland. This had been a challenging time, but patience had proved key to a deal. Now that the institutions were up and running again, he wanted to see all three strands functioning equally well. The sense of relief and optimism from people in Northern Ireland had been very striking and made it all worthwhile.”