Don­ald Trump’s au­tumn visit to Ire­land post­poned

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US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s visit to Ire­land this au­tumn has been “post­poned” due to sched­ul­ing reasons, the Ir­ish Gov­ern­ment said.

He was due to hold a two-day trip dur­ing which he was ex­pected to visit his golf course in Doon­beg, Co Clare, on the west coast and Dublin around the week­end of Novem­ber 10-11.

The White House an­nounced on Au­gust 31 that Mr Trump will travel to Paris for a com­mem­o­ra­tion of the cen­te­nary of the Ar­mistice which ended the fight­ing in the First World War.

His visit to Ire­land was due to co­in­cide.

A spokesman for the Ir­ish Gov­ern­ment said: “I can con­firm that the pro­posed visit of the US pres­i­dent is post­poned. The US side has cited sched­ul­ing reasons.”

Ir­ish Taoiseach Leo Varad­kar has pre­vi­ously said news of the visit came a lit­tle bit out of the blue.

Ir­ish ac­tivists es­pous­ing left-wing and en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist causes had pledged to hold protests.

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 last year. That of­fer was re­it­er­ated by Mr Varad­kar last March.

It was to be Mr Trump’s first visit to Ire­land since he as­sumed the of­fice.

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