RENUA Ireland leader Cllr. John Leahy have slammed the celebrations that have surrounded the cancellation of the visit of Donald Trump.

Mr Leahy said

‘’The soft Students Union Sociology style politics that have dominated the response to President Trump are contemptible.

They are also cowardly.

Politicians such as Aodhan O’Riordan who shout loudest about Trump squeak but lightly when it comes to Putin, Syria and China.

I reject the claim by Aodhan O’Riordan that the outpouring of objections to this visit has had the desired effect.

Many Irish people are Trump supporters but are being silenced by the raucous screams of the left.

Given Americas close economic ties and its role in the peace process it would have been far preferable for Mr Trump to be greeted with respect’’.

Mr Leahy added:

“I am even more gravely concerned by the government.

They remained resolutely glued to the fence when real leadership was required.

Foreign Affairs should be informed by more serious values than Twitter polls.

Increasingly though the opposite is the case.

I warn Mr Varadkar now that a nation which abandons its allies so easily swiftly loses respect and friends’’.