Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD has thanked all those who voted for the party and all those who stood for Sinn Féin throughout the island, North and South.
"I want to thank all those who voted for the party and for all those who stood for Sinn Fein throughout the island, North and South and all our party workers. I also want to thank the families of all our candidates.
“Sinn Féin will use the mandate that people have given to us wisely. We will keep the commitments we made to the electorate.
"It is clear increasing numbers of citizens are seeking a new kind of politics.
"Some combination of Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil has been in government since the foundation of the southern state. The old way of doing politics, as practiced by these parties has failed. People want change.
“Sinn Féin is involved in a historically unprecedented effort to build genuine republican politics in both states on this island. Building capacity and resources and membership is a big task for us and we will continue to grow.
“I would appeal today, to citizens to join Sinn Fein in building a citizen-centered, rights based republic on this island.”