US President Donald Trump to visit Ireland in November

Sunday, 02 Sep, 2018

The last time Donald Trump visited Ireland was in 2014 when he met Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and other local officials at Shannon Airport as he exited his jet.

Mr Trump is due to travel to Paris to participate in commemorations on November 11 marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I.

It's reported that the visit here will be a brief one and while the itinerary is yet to be fully confirmed, it's expected it could include the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg. In the past, we have welcomed previous US Presidents, and we will also welcome the visit of President Trump.

Mr Trump will spend a day in Dublin and one day in Co Clare, where he owns a golf club.

Brendan Howlin, the leader of the Labour Party in Ireland, wrote Donald Trump has been no friend of democracy or human rights...

Still, he acknowledged his rocky relationship with the respected senator, which included McCain criticizing Trump's rhetoric during the 2016 presidential campaign and came to a climax when McCain voted down the Trump administration's attempt at repealing Obamacare.

"Later in November, President Trump will attend the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina".

The dates and exact itinerary of his Irish visit have not been released.

When asked whether the president missed a chance to unite a mourning country, Trump defended himself. The flag atop the White House roof was lowered again at 3:30 p.m. Monday, and the president issued a statement honoring McCain. "They know that's what I've been for them, and it's what I'll continue to be as their Senator next year", said Donnelly.

And Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports would help many domestic steel and aluminum mills while likely increasing prices for the factories that rely on those metals. Asked by reporters if he meant to visit, Mr Trump said: "I will".

Mr Trump has named Ireland specifically when complaining about American jobs and investment going overseas.