Published: Fri, September 14, 2018

Trump's Ireland visit postponed

Trump's Ireland visit postponed

Trump was originally meant to visit Colombia in April but scrapped the trip to remain in Washington and oversee military strikes in Syria.

"I can confirm that the proposed visit of the US President is postponed", wrote Laura Durkan, a press officer with the Irish prime minister's office.

The visit by President Donald Trump to Ireland in November has been cancelled.

He told Irish radio station RTE on September 2: "There is an open invitation to the US President to visit Ireland at any time. As details are confirmed we will let you know", Sanders said.

President Trump cancelled his November to trip to Ireland, dodging mass protests that had been planned to greet him on the Emerald Isle, officials in Dublin said Tuesday.

"We hadn't known till splendid a few days ago that he turned into going to grab the opportunity of his search the advice of with to Paris for the Armistice commemorations, commemorating a hundred years of the quit of the First World Battle, to search the advice of with Dublin, and furthermore he'll head to Doonbeg too".

The White House did not respond to requests for clarity on Ms Sander's comments.

The meeting would apparently be on the sidelines of the World War I Armistice Day ceremonies on November 11.

Trump had planned a trip to his resort in Doonbeg as well as meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President Michael D. Higgins.

There has been no official announcement as yet from the White House and no indication that the visit will be rescheduled.

Trump's family business operates a golf club on Ireland's west coast.

Its not clear why the visit has been cancelled.

"A number of government ministers, who are independents as it is a minority government, were planning to join the protests", the source said.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said the expected cancellation of Mr Trump's visit reflected a relationship between the two countries that was "not functioning". "No one seems to be the wiser in the government as to what is going on", Mr Martin said.

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". "The U.S. side has cited scheduling reasons".

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.

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