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IrelandSimon Coveney says Taoiseach is happy to meet Trump at Doonbeg

10:15  21 may  2019
10:15  21 may  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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Trump not welcome in Ireland, say Irish Labour amid visit speculation There is growing speculation that Donald Trump will visit Ireland in early June. Mr Trump will make a three-day state visit to the UK from June 3-5. He is expected to travel to France on June 6 to attend commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery. It is anticipated that Mr Trump will base himself in Ireland after leaving the UK, in what is thought will be primarily a private visit centred on his golf course at Doonbeg in Co Clare. The visit has not yet been confirmed by the Irish Government or the White House.

Speaking on RTÉ, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that there was “certainly no row over Doonbeg versus other locations” following US media reports of “Having met him twice in the White House, the Taoiseach would welcome an opportunity to meet President Trump should he decide to visit Ireland

SIMON Coveney said reports of a stand-off over locations were exaggerated and not true. There has been expectation that President Trump will visit Ireland on IRELAND and the US are not arguing over where President Donald Trump might meet the Taoiseach if he visits, the Tanaiste has insisted.

Simon Coveney says Taoiseach is happy to meet Trump at Doonbeg © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

Simon Coveney has insisted there is ‘no row’ between Donald Trump and the Irish Government over US president’s proposed trip here next month.

Yesterday, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs confirmed a report in The Irish Mail on Sunday that President Trump was willing to meet with the Taoiseach outside the former’s Doonbeg Trump International golf resort in order to avoid a diplomatic incident.

Simon Coveney says Taoiseach is happy to meet Trump at Doonbeg © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

It had been rumoured the trip was in jeopardy over a stand-off from both sides regarding plans to hold the meeting in the US leader’s golf club. But Mr Coveney told RTÉ’s This Week: ‘There’s no row and there’s certainly no row over Doonbeg versus other locations.

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The spokeswoman added that the Taoiseach would welcome an opportunity to meet Mr Trump should he decide to visit Ireland while he is in Europe next month. Simon Coveney said while there have been "ongoing conversations" between the Department of Foreign Affairs, the US Embassy and the

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney is disputing reports that there is disagreement between Washington and Dublin over President Donald Trump 's potential two-day visit to Ireland next month. "Let me just reassure people there is no row [disagreement] that 's the first thing," he said .

‘The US are essentially working out the president’s visit to the EU, what’s going to be a private element of that visit and what will be very public. In that context they’re looking at Ireland.

‘We have been talking to them about that to make sure if they do decide to come to Ireland, that it works. It’s certainly not appropriate for me to announce details of that until the US announces it themselves. That’s what protocol determines and I expect we’ll get clarity on that in the next couple of days.’ The IMoS reported that President Trump will be met by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Shannon Airport, with a venue for the pair’s meeting yet to be finalised.

Simon Coveney says Taoiseach is happy to meet Trump at Doonbeg © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

An official within the US administration told the IMoS that ‘President Trump would defer to the host government or the Taoiseach if they had a particular preference’, and that the trip was not at risk of being cancelled.

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Trump delay in announcing June visit causes confusion at Government level The Government is confused as to why Donald Trump is stalling on announcing his visit to Ireland. Security checks have already taken place ahead of an expected stay in his Co Clare hotel next month. But the White House appears to be keeping open the possibility of him traveling to Scotland instead. The Secret Service is believed to also have done an advance inspection at a property he owns there. There was speculation last night that Mr Trump is unhappy about a demand from the Irish government that he meet with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a neutral venue.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said trade and Ireland's position in Europe will be top of his agenda when he meets the US President Donald Trump at the White House later today. Mr Varadkar and Mr Trump are expected to meet for around 40 minutes.

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney is disputing reports that there is disagreement between Washington and Dublin over President Donald "There was an attempt to compromise where the Taoiseach would host a dinner for Mr. Trump at Dromoland and perhaps visit Doonbeg for breakfast

Simon Coveney says Taoiseach is happy to meet Trump at Doonbeg © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

When asked if he would like to see Mr Trump visit Ireland, Mr Coveney said the US president ‘should always be welcomed in Ireland if he wants to come here’.

Mr Coveney said that as there is a long-standing friendship between the two countries and the Taoiseach gets invited to Washington every St Patrick’s Day, ‘we need to return the courtesy’.

‘That being said, the relationship between [the US] and Ireland is one that certainly demands the facilitation of the visit of a US president if he decides to come,’ he said.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said: ‘Contrary to what has been reported, there is no standoff about the venue for a meeting between President Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

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The US President will visit Doonbeg in Co Clare on 5 June.

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