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Irish people split 50/50 on whether we should invite Trump to Ireland

The poll found a big split down gender lines, with 64% of women saying they would not like Trump to be invited to Ireland.

Trump pictured at his Aberdeenshire golf resort, in Scotland.
Trump pictured at his Aberdeenshire golf resort, in Scotland.
Image: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

IRISH PEOPLE ARE split down the middle when it comes to whether we should invite US president-elect Donald Trump to Ireland.

A new Ireland Thinks/Irish Daily Mail poll found that 50% of Irish people would not want the Government to extend an interview to Trump to come to Ireland, while 50% would (when undecideds are taken out of the equation).

The specific question asked was:

Should the Government invite President Elect Donald Trump to Ireland?

The poll found a big split down gender lines, with 64% of women saying they would not like Trump to be invited to Ireland. This compares to 64% of men who think the US president-elect should be invited here.

The poll found that supporters of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Independents were more likely to support an invitation being extended to Trump.

At a press conference yesterday Trump faced some tough questions from journalists over a dossier that contained unsubstantiated claims he had been compromised by Russian intelligence agencies.

It was also revealed that the dossier had been compiled by an ex-British MI6 spy.

Trump hit out at the media during and following the press conference, calling “fake news” on the dossier and criticising intelligence agencies for its leak.

Read: Ex-British MI6 spy behind ‘dirty dossier’ that Donald Trump has branded as ‘fake news’

Read: Russia, Nazi Germany, and that Mexican wall: Trump faces all the big questions >

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