Irish government says Trump has postponed November trip to Ireland

Irish government says Trump has postponed November trip to Ireland

Irish government says Trump has postponed November trip to Ireland

The US president was originally invited to Ireland by former taoiseach Enda Kenny on his final St Patrick's Day visit to the White House past year.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar invited Mr Trump to Ireland during a meeting at the St Patrick's Day celebrations in Washington in March. "Trump's values are not our values, and there should be no welcome mat laid out for a man of his world-view", the party said on its Twitter account earlier this month.

RTE News report that sources in the Department of An Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs have both said that the cancellation comes as something of a surprise to both Leo Varadkar and to the Government. Other protests were planned in Dublin and other Irish cities.

She said: "The President will travel to Paris in November as previously announced".

Mr Trump is due to travel to Paris on 11 November for commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War One.

This would have been the US President's first visit to Ireland since he assumed office in January 2017.

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And he pointed to the lack of a USA ambassador to Ireland for two years when he said: "I think it's time to try and get this relationship sorted".

Mr Martin said it showed the need for some indication of when a USA ambassador would be appointed as in the past they had been a "key conduit" with American Presidents.

The US president owns a golf resort in County Clare, Trump Doonbeg, which he bought in February 2014.

Mr Coveney said: "It will be controversial because everything Donald Trump does these days is controversial".

Varadkar said after Trump's visit to Ireland was announced that it had come "a little bit out of the blue".

He said: "Those are the issues I think we need to reset the button on".

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