Donald Trump cancels planned visit to Ireland

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In addition to visiting the Irish capital of Dublin, Trump was expected to travel to a golf course he bought in County Clare in 2014.

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

US President Donald Trump has put off a visit to Ireland that had been scheduled to follow a commemoration in Paris of the end of World War I, the Irish government said Tuesday.

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

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

"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.

But the White House did not immediately confirm the cancellation, saying it was still finalizing plans for Trump's November trip to Europe. "These policies do not reflect the Irish people's values ― we need to show him and the world that this is not normal". "This is all; the meeting is under consideration as there is still time left", he said.

No reason was given for the cancellation, although Trump was expected to face protests in Ireland.

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The Irish Government had been heavily criticised for the planned visit.

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

"This is reflective of a relationship that is now not functioning, that needs to get sorted and needs structures in place".

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.

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