Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will not meet US President-elect Donald Trump while on his current visit to New York.

The prospect of a meeting had been floated, but nothing official was scheduled.

Speaking to reporters in New York, the Taoiseach said there were no political meetings organised on this occasion.

He said that when he had spoken to Mr Trump on the day after the election, he had said he would work with the administration and he looked forward to "working constructively" with them in the interests of relations between Ireland and the US.

Mr Trump said twice yesterday that he would be targeting US companies who were moving jobs outside the US saying there would be "consequences" for those who did.

Asked about this Mr Kenny said he was not concerned about the future of the jobs that US companies had created in Ireland.

He said that any lowering of the US rate of corporate tax was a matter for the US administration just as Ireland controlled its rate.

He said he was "very happy with the level of investment in Ireland and very happy with the level of continued interest in investment in Ireland"

He said he had a number of queries from the companies he had met in Silicon Valley over the past two days in respect of relocating their operations from Great Britain in light of Brexit plans.

He said Ireland would compete "very strongly" for that business.

The Taoiseach said it was a case of "let's wait and see" what the decision from the new administration would be about US companies overseas' operations.

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