Donald Trump's autumn visit to Ireland postponed

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during the Shamrock Bowl Presentation at the White House in March

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during the Shamrock Bowl Presentation at the White House in March

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.

Sarah Sanders, the White Residence press secretary, talked about: "The president will trudge to Paris in November as previously announced". The representative of the government of Ireland said that the visit trump was "delayed schedule", according to the Chronicle.info with reference on the European truth.

Mr Trump was scheduled to arrive in Ireland in the second week of November for a controversial two-day visit.

The source said the White House was "all over the place" on its preparation for Mr Trump's visit to Europe.

Irish officials gave Trump the go-ahead in 2016 to build a wall around the golf course to protect it from increasingly unsafe storms and rising sea levels.

He had been due in Ireland the following day.

During a regular press briefing, a spokeswoman for the State Department said she could not answer a question from USA press about the Irish visit.

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

Speaking to RTE radio earlier this month, Mr Varadkar said the prospect of a visit "came a little bit out of the blue".

"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.

Its not clear why the visit has been cancelled.

Two Independent Alliance Government ministers - Finian McGrath and John Halligan - had planned to take part in the protests.

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

Mr Martin said the whole episode had been "a very unedifying experience".

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