Taoiseach Micheál Martin, pictured here recently with President Trump's Special Envoy Mick Mulvaney, has been among one of the first world leaders to congratulate Trump's successor in the White House, Joe Biden. Mr. Martin congratulated Mr. Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on their victory in the election in a 20-minute phone call on Tuesday. an Irish government statement described a “a warm conversation” in which Mr. Biden “recalled his strong Irish roots and his visit to Ireland with his family in 2016.” According to the Irish Times, in a tweet, Mr. Martin said that he had invited Mr. Biden and his wife Jill “to come back to Ireland when we will properly mark their success." Added Martin: “He brings tremendous knowledge and understanding to his new role, and has a great love for his Irish heritage." The Irish government statement said that Mr. Biden had “reaffirmed his full support for the Good Friday Agreement” and said the two men “discussed the importance of a Brexit outcome that respects the GFA and ensures no return of a border on the island of Ireland.” The statement added: “They looked forward to working together bilaterally and across a range of international areas including EU-US relations, the UN - including the Security Council, and on the important global challenges of Covid-19, economic recovery and climate change." RolingNews.ie photo.