A Trump victory would mean global chaos
If this Republican becomes US president, we will suffer along with our European neighbours
Donald Trump cannot be taken seriously as a person, as a businessman or as a politician. But the possibility that he could be president of the most powerful country on planet must now be taken very seriously.
After his victories in last week's primaries, the 69-year-old property billionaire is now likely to represent the Republican Party in November's presidential election. If his candidacy is confirmed at the Cleveland party convention in July, only Hillary Clinton will stand between him and the White House. That is an alarming prospect, for Ireland, Europe, the world, and for America itself.
Although Trump still remains an outside bet for the US presidency, the potential impact is so great that the consequences need to be thought through and considered.