White House confirms Trump has 'no plans to visit Ireland' 4 years ago

White House confirms Trump has 'no plans to visit Ireland'

Looks like he won't be popping over while on his upcoming UK visit.

It was confirmed on Thursday that US President Donald Trump would be visiting the UK this July, where he will meet with UK Prime Minister Theresa May for bilateral talks.


His trip will follow the Nato summit in Brussels on 11 and 12 July, and is currently expected to be a working visit. As such, he will not be honoured with an official banquet at Buckingham Palace, nor will he receive a carriage procession up the Mall.

Following that announcement, a White House spokesperson told RTÉ News that "As of now, there are no plans to visit Ireland."

Additionally, a spokesperson for the Irish goverment stated that "The President has indicated his desire to visit Ireland at some time during the course of his Presidency. There are currently no plans in place for such a visit."

Last month, Leo Varadkar faced some harsh criticism when he invited President Trump to visit Ireland while he visited the White House for Saint Patrick's Day earlier this year, with Aodhán Ó'Ríordáin claiming that "The Taoiseach insults us all by inviting him."