White House officially confirms details of Donald Trump's trip to Ireland
Donald Trump will make his first state visit to Ireland next month.
The White House has confirmed that Donald Trump will make the visit, his first as President of the United States, on 5 June.
According to Dave Boyer, a White House press pool journalist for The Washington Times, the following statement was issued on Tuesday evening:
"President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have accepted the invitation of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to visit Ireland while they are in Europe for a state visit to the United Kingdom and for events in the United Kingdom and France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
"The President and Taoiseach will hold a bilateral meeting in Shannon on June 5."
It is also expected that Trump will visit his Doonbeg resort, officially named Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg Ireland, while here. However, no further official details of Trump's visit have been made public.
Varadkar has met with Trump twice, having visited Washington DC in both 2018 and 2019.