The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, was among the first to congratulate American President-elect Joe Biden on his success.
President Higgins said he and wife Sabina, and the staff at Áras an Uachtaráin, had the warmest memories of Joe Biden’s two visits to us.
“I have conveyed my best wishes to President-elect Joe Biden, wishing him and the American people every good fortune for his term in office and congratulating him, and congratulating Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on her historic achievement.
"The bonds between the peoples of Ireland and the United States are close and strong, and I look forward to our two countries working together to rebuild the much-needed trust in the methods and institutions of national and international solidarity and cooperation.
"Solidarity is indispensable, if we are to address the urgent challenges of our time, including such diverse issues as the need to address the cause and consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, global poverty, hunger, migration and the digitisation of our economies, all issues on which the President-elect has expressed a commitment."
On behalf of the people of Ireland, President Higgins wished President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris "every success in the years ahead".