The Taoiseach has said that US President Donald Trump could visit Ireland as early as June.

Speaking to reporters in Chicago, Leo Varadkar said President Trump may come to Ireland as part of a visit to Europe that he is due to make to attend D-Day commemorations.

The Taoiseach said that while no date has been discussed or agreed, "the most likely" scenario would be that the visit would form part of one of two trips that the US President is due to make to Europe this year. 

He is also expected to travel to London in December for a NATO conference.

During his meeting with the Mr Varadkar at the White House, President Trump said he would be visiting Ireland this year.