Minister Simon Coveney has said that he hopes Donald Trump will make a visit to Ireland.
When asked if he would be welcome a visit by the US President-elect, the Housing Minister responded: "Of course I would!"
He added: "I think we should always welcome a US leader to Ireland.
"As I say, the relationship between Ireland and the US is arguably a more special relationship than the US has with any other country.
"That is valuable, it needs to be maintained, and that will certainly happen and this Government will work towards ensuring that it happens."