Irish government says Trump has scratched planned trip to Dublin this fall

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met US President Donald Trump in Washington earlier this year

President Donald Trump's planned visit to Ireland in November has been cancelled.

His visit to Ireland was due to coincide with that trip. "As details are confirmed we will let you know".

According to Independent.ie, sources have said Trump's whole European itinerary is under review with the Irish trip definitely cancelled.

In addition to visiting the Irish capital of Dublin, Trump was expected to travel to a golf course he bought in County Clare in 2014.

Last month, the White House said Trump would visit Ireland as part of a wider trip to Europe to "renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations".

The cancellation was first reported by the Irish Independent newspaper, which noted that political parties including Labour and the Greens had planned to protest the November 12 visit to Dublin.

The Green Party had called on the Irish government to cancel the visit.

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Politicians and activists in Ireland had indicated they would hold protests during Mr Trump's visit.

He said the Government hadn't been alerted that the visit was on in the first instance.

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin tweeted that Trump "has been no friend of democracy or human rights".

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who as a cabinet minister opposed extending an invitation to Trump before changing his mind when he became prime minister, had described the trip as coming "a little bit out of the blue", but said the office of the USA president must be respected.

Speaking on The Marty Squad on RTE Radio One on September 2, Varadkar said: "It came a little bit out of the blue".

But White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders later told reporters that no final decision had been made.

That summit, in Helsinki, led to widespread criticism that Trump was deferential to Putin and did not challenge him about Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election.

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