Northern Ireland

In quotes: NI politicians react to Trump's election

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Image caption Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States

Politicians across Northern Ireland have been expressing their reactions to Donald Trump's election in the United States presidential election.

Flocking to twitter, figures across the political spectrum sent their congratulations to the Republican president-elect, with some expressing their shock at the election result.

Here is a snap-shot of their reactions.


First Minister Arlene Foster, DUP

"I congratulate Donald Trump on his historic election as the 45th President of the United States of America.

"We are a small region but we are fortunate to have strong historical, economic and political ties to the United States.

"Northern Ireland has developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and I look forward to working with Donald Trump's administration to continue this.

"As our largest inward investor the United States plays a massive role in our economic progress."


Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Sinn Féin

"I will work constructively with President Trump to maintain and strengthen our well established and deeply valued relationship with the United States.

"Over many years successive US administrations have made a major contribution to both our peace process and economic development and I expect this to continue.

"I commiserate with Hillary Clinton who showed unwavering commitment to the north of Ireland as Secretary of State and First Lady."


Alliance Party


Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)


Green Party


Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)


Sinn Fein


Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV)

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Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)


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