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

Doonbeg golf course

The Trump administration said last month that the president would visit Ireland for the first time as commander in chief after attending a commemoration in Paris of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I on November 11.

Trump had been expected to visit Dublin, the Irish capital, as well as a golf course he owns in Doonberg, County Clare on Ireland's west coast. "As details are confirmed we will let you know", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.

The Government said at the time it would provide an opportunity to follow up on issues discussed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Mr Trump in the White House in March, which included migration, trade, climate change and human rights issues.

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The White House had said the Irish visit would "renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations".

A spokesman for the Irish Government said: "I can confirm that the proposed visit of the United States president is postponed".

The White House announced in August that Mr Trump would travel to Ireland as part of a trip to attend the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War One in Paris on 11 November.

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A spokesperson for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was earlier unable to confirm the story even after it was broken on Independent.ie. "I think we have to treat his office with the respect it deserves".

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan had encouraged citizens to "show their disgust and rejection of the Trump administration's policies by turning out, as we did during the Iraq War in 2003, in large-scale mass protest around the country", according to CNBC.

RTE also said the visit had been cancelled. Other protests were planned in Dublin and other Irish cities.

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He said: "It will be controversial because everything Donald Trump does these days is controversial".

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