JUST 12% of all Irish people say that they trust the British government, according to a new poll.
A recent survey, carried out by Ireland Thinks on behalf of The Journal, shows that the vast majority of people in Ireland see Boris Johnson and the UK Government as untrustworthy, particularly in light of Brexit.
Around two-thirds of respondents said they either 'distrusted' or 'strongly distrusted' the British government, making it more distrusted than the US government and the European Commission.
11% of respondents said they 'trusted' the UK government, while just 1% said they 'strongly trusted' them.
The news comes two months after Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said that the UK was a partner that EU states "simply can't trust," in light of the controversy surrounding the Northern Ireland protocol.
At the time, the UK decided to unilaterally extend a number of grace periods relating to the protocol, a move the EU said went "against international law".
"This is not the first time this has happened, that they [the EU] are negotiating with a partner that they simply cannot trust," Coveney said back in March.
"That is why the EU is now looking at legal options and legal actions which effectively means a much more formalised and rigid negotiation process as opposed to a process of partnership where you try to solve problems together, so this is really unwelcome.
"It's the British Government essentially breaking the protocol, breaking their own commitments again, and the EU having to then consider how they respond to that."