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Kenny Congratulates Trump

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has sent his congratulations to Donald Trump on being elected 45th president of the United States, on behalf of the people of Ireland.

Kenny has stated that he does not believe that Trump’s election victory will affect Ireland’s relationship with America. 

The Taoiseach had previously criticised Trump for using “racist and dangerous” comments during his campaign. 

“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, ” the statement said.

“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.

“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.

“I also intend to work closely with the new Administration and newly elected United States Congress to pursue comprehensive immigration reform, an issue that is so important to tens of thousands of Irish people who are making a major contribution to America,” the Taoiseach said.

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