Just under two weeks after it was confirmed that Donald Trump would be visiting Ireland, it now appears that the trip is off.
The U.S. President had been due to arrive in Ireland on November 12. However, widespread reports emerging this afternoon suggest that he has cancelled the visit.
According to Gavan Reilly, of Virgin Media News, 'U.S. officials in contact with Irish counterparts about planning it, say it won't go ahead.'
Donald Trump's visit looks to be off – it seems the US officials, in contact with Irish counterparts about planning it, say it won't go ahead. Confirmation shortly
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) September 11, 2018
The news will come as a relief to security officials here as mass protests had been planned to coincide with the visit of the controversial leader.