U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned visit to Ireland in November has been called off, according to local media.
Trump was expected to visit his golf course in Doonbeg, County Clare, and Dublin on the weekend of November 10-11. But national broadcaster RTÉ reported that the trip, announced by the White House earlier this month, had been canceled, citing officials in both Ireland and the United States.
The White House had said Trump would visit Ireland to “renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations.”
The president is due to travel to Paris on November 11 for commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.
Following reports that the Ireland trip was cancelled, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said plans were still being finalized.
“The President will travel to Paris in November as previously announced. We are still finalizing whether Ireland will be a stop on that trip. As details are confirmed we will let you know,” Sanders said in a statement.
Hugh T. Ferguson contributed reporting.