Donald Trump has cancelled his upcoming trip to Ireland

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The few short weeks the trip was on the cards also caused its own domestic problems; causing splits at the Cabinet table and sparking calls for protests against the visit and Trump administration policies.

There were plans for Trump to spend one day in the capital before travelling to Doonbeg in County Clare where he owns a golf course.

Amid criticism government ministers reiterated the need to respect the office of the USA president but the ad-hoc manner in which the abandoned visit has played out could point to a lack of mutual respect.

Talk's between Varadkar's office and the U.S. Embassy in Dublin were continuing. However, widespread reports emerging this afternoon suggest that he has cancelled the visit.

"The president will travel to Paris in November as previously announced", she said.

The visit would have been Trump's first to Ireland since becoming president. "As details are confirmed we will let you know".

But the White House did not immediately confirm the cancellation, saying it was still finalizing plans for Trump's November trip to Europe.

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Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said: "Trump's positions and demeanour on every issue of the day, from climate to women's rights, from worldwide relations to political decency, represent the opposite of Irish values".

As with his trip to the United Kingdom earlier this summer, a number of groups, supporting left-wing and environmentalist causes, had revealed plans to protest.

The planned visit of US President Donald Trump to Ireland in November has been cancelled.

The UK campaigners behind the controversial balloon said the Irish trip was an "excellent opportunity" to "troll" Mr Trump yet again.

Varadkar said after Trump's visit to Ireland was announced that it had come "a little bit out of the blue".

He had been due in Ireland the following day.

Irish Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney said last week that the visit "will be controversial, because everything Donald Trump does these days is controversial".

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