Trump's previously announced visit to Ireland in question

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

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.

In August, the White House announced Trump would visit Paris to attend events on November 11, the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I, as well as make a stop in Ireland.

The U.S. President had planned to visit Dublin, and his five-star West Clare resort, on November 12th and 13th.

The trip to Ireland would be Trump's first to the country as President.

She said: "The President will travel to Paris in November as previously announced".

Varadkar said then that Trump's decision to accept an open invitation "came a little bit out of the blue".

Mr Trump talked about his relationship with Mr Varadkar, the Irish chief, when the pair together honored St Patrick's Day final March in Washington DC.

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

The Irish Green Party, which had strongly opposed Mr Trump's visit, described the cancellation as "erratic".

The White House announced in August that Mr. Trump would be visiting Ireland.

Mr. Trump was expected to face widespread protests in Ireland.

Trump's visit had been announced late last month, and reportedly took the Irish government by surprise.

In 2017, Mr Varadkar's predecessor, Enda Kenny, also extended an offer for the U.S. president to come and visit.

"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.

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