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30th May 2019

Donald Trump describes Doonbeg as a “great place” ahead of visit to Ireland next week

Rudi Kinsella

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Not too long until The Donald arrives in Ireland.

As we’re sure you’re already aware, Donald Trump will be making an official visit to Ireland, his first as President of the United States, next Wednesday, 5 June.

Speaking to RTÉ at the White House on Thursday, Trump gave some details about the upcoming visit and what he’ll be up to while he’s here.

He said: “We’re going to be staying at Doonbeg in Ireland because it’s convenient and a great place.

“We’ll be meeting with a lot of the Irish officials. It’ll be an overnight stay and I look forward to that.”

President Trump is set to meet with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as part of a bilateral meeting in Shannon on 5 June.

Doonbeg plays host to the President’s resort, which is appropriately named Trump International Golf Links & Hotel, where he will stay for two nights before returning to Washington on Friday, 7 June.

Trump will also be visiting the United Kingdom and France, for events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Although it is his first time in Ireland since he became President, Trump has met with Leo Varadkar on an official basis on two previous occasions since Varadkar became Taoiseach, with Varadkar having visited Washington DC in both 2018 and 2019.

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