Over half of Irish people want Kenny to meet Trump

Meanwhile, 47% of people believe The Taoiseach shouldn’t

A majority of Irish people are in favour of Taoiseach Enda Kenny meeting US President Donald Trump tomorrow.

According to a new survey by MyHome.ie, over 53% believe the Taoiseach should meet President Trump for St. Patrick's Day, while 47% believe he shouldn’t.

The survey also reveals mixed views on whether ministers should go abroad or not for our national holiday. Forty five per cent believe they should while 32% believe they should stay at home. A further 23% are undecided. Over a thousand people took part in the online survey to mark the Patrick’s Day Festival.

Angela Keegan, Managing Director of MyHome.ie said the survey indicated people’s approach to the day may be moving away from previous stereotypes.

“Eight out of ten people said Patrick’s Day at home was better than abroad and the vast majority (89%) said they would be celebrating the day at home," she said.

On the political front, the survey found that Leo Varadkar on 35% is the most popular choice to succeed Enda Kenny as Taoiseach, with Simon Coveney on 15% and Frances Fitzgerald on 4%. Outside of Fine Gael, Micheal Martin is the main frontrunner on 12% with Gerry Adams on 7%.