Trump postpones November trip to Ireland


Following the confirmation of Mr Trump's visit there had been calls for protests.

It emerged earlier this year that Leo Varadkar had written to Clare County Council, following representations from Donald Trump, in relation to plans to build a wind-farm adjacent to his Doonbeg golf course. "The U.S. side has cited scheduling reasons".

It's not clear why the visit has been cancelled, although it is believed the decision was made in the US.

Amid criticism government ministers reiterated the need to respect the office of the U.S. president but the ad-hoc manner in which the abandoned visit has played out could point to a lack of mutual respect.

In August, the White House announced Trump would visit Paris to attend events on November 11, the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, as well as make a stop in Ireland.

"The president will travel to Paris in November as previously announced".

The trip to Ireland would be Trump's first to the country as President. "As details are confirmed we will let you know".

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Donald Trump has cancelled his planned visit to Ireland.

Trump had been scheduled to stop in Ireland on his way back from commemorations of Armistice Day in France on November 11.

"The relationship between Ireland and the so strong and so important, much more important than any Irish government or any USA administration", he told Irish broadcaster RTE.

Trump met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at the White House in March as part of the Irish leader's annual St. Patrick's Day holiday visit.

Several Irish political parties vowed to protest Trump's visit by staging massive demonstrations similar to the fierce display from tens of thousands of people in the United Kingdom that greeted him in July.

As a cabinet minister, Mr Varadkar had opposed extending an invitation to Mr Trump before changing his mind when he became Prime Minister.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who as a cabinet minister opposed extending an invitation to Trump before changing his mind when he became prime minister, had described the trip as coming "a little bit out of the blue", but said the office of the USA president must be respected.