Boris Johnson has been elected as the new leader of the British Conservative Party.
Mr Johnson defeated his rival Jeremy Hunt and will become the next British Prime Minister.
The announcement was made in the last hour, after the counting of votes concluded.
The Irish Government will now have to engage with the new Prime Minister to try and avoid Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal.
That's according to Fianna Fail's Brexit spokesperson, Mayo TD Lisa Chambers.
Speaking to Midwest Radio this lunchtime, Deputy Chambers says Boris Johnson has a very hardline approach to Brexit...