US President Donald Trump's Ireland visit cancelled

US President Donald Trump's Ireland visit cancelled

US President Donald Trump's Ireland visit cancelled

"Mr Trump is the face of hate, racism and division".

Trump had planned to spend one day in the Irish capital before traveling to a Trump golf course in Doonbeg, in County Clare. However, widespread reports emerging this afternoon suggest that he has cancelled the visit.

The 45th President of the United States of America had been scheduled to visit Paris in November to participate in a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I.

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

His visit to Ireland was to coincide with that trip.

Donald Trump has cancelled his planned trip to Ireland. "As details are confirmed we will let you know". "Irish values", Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said.

Trump had been scheduled to stop in Ireland on his way back from commemorations of Armistice Day in France on November 11.

"Donald Trump's administration champions policies that are destroying our planet, destabilising global order, and reaching new political depths by appealing to racism, misogyny, xenophobia and hatred", Irish Green Party leader Eamon Ryan wrote in a statement urging people to reject Trump's visit.

While there will be many in Government buildings stifling a sigh of relief that the controversial visit has been pulled and the diplomatic headache avoided, it will be a brief reprieve because the cancellation brings with it a new raft of questions for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's government.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar opposed extending an invitation to Mr Trump when he was a cabinet minister, but changed his mind when he became PM.

Last week, Deputy Prime Minister Simon Conveney admitted the Irish government was "a little bit taken by surprise" when the announcement of the US President's visit was made.

Brendan Howlin, leader of the Labour Party in the Republic, said Mr Trump was "no friend of democracy or human rights".

Mr Varadkar has previously said that there is a standing invitation for any USA president to come to Ireland as many have in the past.

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