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Irish Government Says Trump's Ireland Visit Has Been Canceled

Irish Government Says Trump's Ireland Visit Has Been Canceled

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.

A meeting has taken place today at Government buildings, between officials of both governments, and the visit has now been cancelled due to "scheduling reasons", according to a government spokesperson.

US President Donald Trump has put off a visit to Ireland that had been scheduled to follow a commemoration in Paris of the end of World War I, the Irish government said Tuesday.

USA politicians, including Trump's predecessor, former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPollster: Rasmussen Research has a pro-GOP bias Democracy is alive in Trump era Senate's antics are a reminder of why colleges need to step up MORE, have often visited the country, to which around 33 million Americans trace their heritage.

Last month, the US President announced his intention to visit - taking the Government here by surprise.

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

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's administration was "caught totally unaware" when asked by the Independent - and a spokesman said he could not confirm any new developments.

Trump had planned to visit Dublin and his Doonbeg golf course on his way to Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11.




Labour Senator Aodhán O Ríordáin welcomed the announcement, saying that the "outpouring of objections to the visit has had the desired effect".

A number of groups announced they would stage protests during MrTrump's visit.

The UK campaigners behind the controversial balloon said the Irish trip was an "excellent opportunity" to "troll" Mr Trump yet again.

Its not clear why the visit has been cancelled.

"The proposed visit of the US president is postponed", an Irish government spokesman told Reuters.

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

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".


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