Confusion over Donald Trump’s autumn visit to Ireland


President Donald Trump's planned visit to Ireland in November has been cancelled.

According to Gavan Reilly, of Virgin Media News, 'U.S. officials in contact with Irish counterparts about planning it, say it won't go ahead'.

But White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters that no final decision had been made.

Irish protesters had vowed to turn out thousands of people for a Trump visit - including the "Trump baby" balloon that made such a splash during the president's United Kingdom trip in July.

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

President Trump welcomes Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar for a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House in Washington, March 15, 2018.

A number of groups announced they would stage protests during Trump's visit, in which the president had been expected to visit the capital Dublin and his golf resort in the west coast village of Doonbeg.

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Officials from the US State Department met with their Irish counterparts at Government Buildings today to discuss the change of plans.

The Government had begun preparations for the visit after it was announced by the White House two weeks ago.

Preparations for street protests over the visit were already under way when it emerged Mr Trump has cancelled his trip.

His place of job later talked about it turned into still conceivable Mr Trump will absorb Mr Varadkar's invitation at a future date, but confirmed November's day out might presumably presumably no longer be going on.

"We will always be firm friends of the American people, but Ireland will not welcome a man with Trump's record of discrimination, sexism and lies", he said.

The trip to Ireland would be Trump's first to the country as President but his reception there was expected to be frosty.