In Liz We Truss

British PM - Conservative Leader - Liz Truss

Liz Truss has officially become the Prime Minister of the UK.

She met with Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, where she was asked to form a new government.

Ms Truss will return to Downing Street later, where she’ll name her top team. The monarch accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson earlier.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s congratulated Liz Truss on her appointment as Prime Minister of the UK.

In a statement, he says he hopes they can use the period ahead to prioritise EU-UK engagement, and to reach agreed outcomes on the issues around implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

He also says he’s committed to working in an open and constructive way with Prime Minister Truss.