Donald Trump’s autumn visit to Ireland postponed
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.