Taoiseach to offer Donald Trump his congratulations
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that “democracy always brings its own outcomes” and he will be contacting US president-elect Donald Trump and his family later this morning to offer his congratulations.
In a statement, the Taoiseach said: “On behalf of the Government and the people of Ireland, I am pleased to offer our sincere congratulations to Donald J Trump on his election as the 45th President of the United States.
“Ireland and the United States have enjoyed a very close and warm relationship for many generations and I am confident that under his leadership our bilateral relations will continue to prosper.
“Also, we think today of Hillary Clinton, a friend to Ireland who fought such a tough campaign.”
He added: “We are all acutely conscious of the particular responsibility of the United States for leadership and engagement across the globe in our endeavours to address shared challenges.
“I look forward to working with the new administration in the time ahead in the cause of international peace and security.”