The Chancellor said it was in Ireland’s interest that the UK economy remained stable after Prime Minister Liz Truss stepped down.

Pascal Donohoe said the Irish government hopes that whoever will be the next prime minister will be able to build the friendship that exists between the two countries.

In recent days and weeks, Ministers have stressed how closely Ireland is linked to the UK economy and the need for stability ahead of what is expected to be a difficult winter.

“The question of who will lead the Conservative Party and who will be the next Prime Minister is clearly a question of the people who vote. I will leave that to them,” Donohoe told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland.

“The events of the last few days highlight two things about government and politics: consequences and costs.”

He said it proves that who makes the decisions matters and that the decisions made affect the country and the economy.

“It is very important for Ireland that the UK is on track, stable and the economy is growing.

“And I hope that the Prime Minister will take office and hope that we can resume close cooperation and build the friendship that exists between our two countries.”

Mr Truss resigned after just 44 days as British prime minister. Photo: James Manning/PA

Taoiseach Micheal Martin on Thursday called for the swift election of a new UK prime minister to bring stability after Mr Truss’s resignation.

“We want to ensure that the British system, within its capabilities, can elect a successor as soon as possible,” the prime minister told reporters in Brussels.

Foreign Secretary Simon Coveney said on Thursday night that tensions over the Northern Ireland Protocol and its implications for Northern Ireland had “returned to instability”, expressing frustration.

Mr Truss’ resignation has raised concerns about progress towards reaching a breakthrough in the Protocol and closer ties between the British and Irish governments.

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