US President Donald Trump has cancelled his planned trip to Ireland.
Trump had been scheduled to stop in Ireland on his way back from commemorations of Armistice Day in France on November 11. 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.
According to Gavan Reilly, of Virgin Media News, 'U.S. officials in contact with Irish counterparts about planning it, say it won't go ahead'.
Speaking at a press conference this evening, The White House said it has not yet made a final decision on whether U.S. President Donald Trump will make a stop in Ireland as part of his trip to Paris later this autumn.
"We have so many people from Ireland in this country - I know so many of them, I feel like I know all of them", the president said.
He was expected to visit his golf course in Doonbeg, Co Clare, and Dublin around the weekend of 10-11 November.
But an Irish government spokesman said the trip had been "postponed".
His office later said it was still possible Mr Trump will take up Mr Varadkar's invitation at a future date, but confirmed November's trip will not be happening. Other protests were planned in Dublin and other Irish cities.
Mr Martin said discussions with the US President are needed on trade and protectionism, the undocumented Irish, foreign direct investment and dispelling the perception that Ireland is a tax haven and the European Union.
Opposition to the visit in Ireland was been expressed by the leader of the Labour Party in the Republic of Ireland, Brendan Howlin, saying Trump is "no friend of democracy or human rights".