Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin TD commented, “I would like to congratulate Mr Trump and his team on their victory in yesterday’s US General Election.

“In his victory speech, Mr Trump said that he would move now to heal the wounds of the campaign and would govern for all. This is welcome. There will be much reflection on the dynamics of this campaign and the factors involved. “

“There is no doubt that some of the policy positions articulated by Mr Trump during his campaign are a cause for concern for our interests, for example the renegotiation of trade agreements, his pursuit of US companies headquartered overseas and the position of undocumented Irish.”

“It is important that as a country we move quickly to prepare our case to defend our interests. I sincerely hope that the long standing and excellent relationship between Ireland and the USA will continue,” concluded Martin.