As you probably already know, it was confirmed nearly two weeks ago that Donald Trump will visit Ireland.
The President of The United States of America will come to the country in November but a date has not been set yet.
Ahead of his arrival, it is being said that there will be a massive security operation in place which will see “anti-aircraft missiles” being deployed at the airport.
The Irish Daily Mail states that over 8,000 gardaí and 2,000 army members will be drafted in to keep the President safe when he visits towards the end of the year.
As well as this, US Secret Service agents will also be on hand to safeguard Trump’s trip with around 500 needed in total.
The 9km perimeter of Dublin Airport and the roads around it will be on “total lockdown” ahead of Trump’s arrival, meaning there could be chaos for anyone else who wants to get to and from the airport that day.
At the time of the news, RTÉ correspondent for Washington, Brian O’Donovan said 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 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.”