As the Irish electorate go to the polls, the high profile presidential candidate Martin McGuinness has vowed to join Britain in the war against terrorism.
McGuinness, former IRA commander, told supporters "These extremists, with their radical views and abhorrent actions, have no place in our society. We all saw what happened in London on 7/7 and we can not let anyone bomb Britain's capital again".
Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has welcomed the news. Talking along side Mr McGuinness at a Gaddafi memorial service, Mr Blair said "Martin was instrumental in the Northern Ireland peace process. His promise that he and his chums would no longer be 'visiting' mainland Britain was vital in securing a deal. He is a man of real integrity."
David Cameron is also grateful for the support from across the Irish Sea. "Should Mr McGuinness be elected, I will be the first world leader to offer him a state visit. This gives him a chance, after many years away, to visit some of his old haunts, London, Manchester and even the opportunity to have tea with Lady Thatcher in Brighton."
Despite the support Mr McGuiness is receiving from the UK, not every one is supporting his stance on international terrorism. The Islamist Cleric Abu Hamza, speaking from his prison cell, told us "I think he is just jumping on the band wagon. But as they say 'one man's terrorist is another man's politician' "