Renua leader Lucinda Creighton has said she intends to continue to build her party following its disappointing results in the General Election.

All three of the party's TDs - Ms Creighton, Billy Timmins and Terence Flanagan - lost their seats in the election.

Speaking on RTÉ's Claire Byrne Live, Ms Creighton said the party had been "unlucky" not to have had any of its candidates elected.

She said she stood over her election manifesto, describing her campaign as a "first test".

Ms Creighton said the party would now be entitled to official State funding to help build a "grassroots movement".

The party leader said they would remain focused on the future and would fight the next local elections.

She added the party would not be deterred by one election and would not be dropping its "reform agenda".

Ms Creighton said the General Election campaign had been difficult for every party.