It has been confirmed on Friday night that Donald Trump will visit Ireland.
The President of The United States of America will come to the country in November.
— Brian O'Donovan (@BrianOD_News) August 31, 2018
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) August 31, 2018
RTÉ correspondent for Washington, Brian O'Donovan said on RTÉ's 9 o'clock news that the announcement came as a shock to everyone.
"A couple of statements made in quick successions and I can bring you a couple of points from that statement.
"He will travel to Paris first to be apart of that commemoration to remember World War 1.
"Then towards the bottom of that statement, one would almost miss it, it says that: he then, while in Europe, will visit Ireland to renew the deep and historic ties between the two nations."
The Irish Government has also released a statement on the matter saying that:
"The Taoiseach understands that President Trump will stop in Ireland for a brief visit on his way to or from the Armistice commemorations in Paris