Micheál Martin: ‘I do think the capacity is there within the DUP and within political parties in the North to pull this back.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

Political parties in Northern Ireland have worked together during the Covid-19 pandemic and there is no reason why they cannot do so again to resolve (...)

 An Taoiseach Michéal Martin on  Princes Street in Cork city on Tuesday. He said: ‘We will take it step by step – before Christmas we had similar issues, we were heading towards a no-deal Brexit – Maros Sefcovic and David Frost managed to work things out and they got sorted.’ Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan /OSM Photo

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has sought to play down tensions between the European Union and the UK over the Northern Ireland protocol and said he remains(...)