President of Ireland and Taoiseach congratulate Joe Biden on US election victory
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President of Ireland and Taoiseach congratulate Joe Biden on US election victory

PRESIDENT MICHAEL D Higgins has joined Taoiseach Micheal Martin in congratulating US President-elect Joe Biden on his victory over Donald Trump. 

Biden exceeded the necessary 270 electoral votes required to claim the White House from Trump. 

While multiple news outlets around the world began projecting the Democrat as the winner, the President of Ireland sent a message congratulating Biden on victory. 

"Today I conveyed my best wishes to President-elect Joe Biden, congratulating him and wishing him and the American people every good fortune for his term in office, and congratulating Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris on her historic achievement," President Higgins said. 

The Taoiseach also sent a message of congratulations to the Irish-American President-elect, who he previously met during his time as Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs 

Martin said: "On behalf of the Government and the people of Ireland, I offer warmest congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as the 46th President of the United States.   

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"Ireland takes pride in Joe Biden’s election, just as we are proud of all the generations of Irish women and Irish men and their ancestors whose toil and genius have enriched the diversity that powers America. 

"This is a particularly special day for the people of County Louth and of County Mayo who count President-elect Biden among their own. 

"I am greatly looking forward to working with the new Administration in the period ahead in progressing international peace and security."

Both will be hoping to see Biden in Ireland very soon though they might have to wait in line to see the President-elect who has already promised to visit his cousins and extended family over in Ballina, Co Mayo.