New PM has good relationship with Irish counterparts
It was at a charity function in the Irish Embassy in London last January that many journalists first learned of Theresa May's off-beat sense of humour.
The then Home Secretary was guest speaker at a function hosted by Ambassador Dan Mulhall to honour the Journalists' Charity, which covers Britain and Ireland. She noted that the charity had a residential facility for journalists who had fallen on hard times.
Ms May said MPs at the House of Commons shared the concept of sheltering distressed colleagues. "But we just call it the House of Lords," she quipped.