Would Keir Starmer in Number 10 be good news for Ireland?

We examine the outlook of our neighbour's likely next leader

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Later this year, UK citizens will cast their votes in a general election. And, with polls showing Labour well ahead of the Tories, it appears Keir Starmer is set to become the next prime minister.

This week, Mr Starmer pledged to “rebuild Britain” and set out what he called his first steps in government if his party wins the election, making it clear that Labour is ready to govern Britain.

To most people in Ireland, Starmer remains relatively unknown. But after a period of decline in UK-Irish relations, could the Dublin-London relationship be heading towards brighter days under a Labour leader?

Today, on In the News, we discuss who is Keir Starmer and what would a UK government under his leadership mean for Ireland? London correspondent Mark Paul profiles the man leading the Labour party towards victory in the next UK general election.


Presented by Sorcha Pollak. Produced by Declan Conlon.

Sorcha Pollak

Sorcha Pollak

Sorcha Pollak is an Irish Times reporter and cohost of the In the News podcast