(ed: makes me proud of my irish component – nice one cuzzies…!..)
Donald Trump has cancelled an upcoming trip to Ireland – with massive protests having already been planned to greet him.
The president was expected to visit the country after celebrating Armistice Day in France on 11 November.
Activists had begun planning massive demonstrations across Ireland for Mr Trump’s arrival – as opposition parties immediately protested the planned trip when it was announced earlier this year.
The Irish Independent first reported the cancellation – claiming the move came as an apparent surprise to the Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar and his staff – who also did not expect the president to announce a November visit to the country.
A spokesperson for Mr Varadkar said the ‘US side has cited scheduling reasons’ for the cancellation.