The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that it is liaising closely with US officials, but has not yet received confirmation that President Donald Trump will be visiting Ireland this year.

In response to a query from RTÉ’s Prime Time, the department said it was aware of reports in the media about the visit and confirmed that US officials undertook site visits in recent weeks.

The department said Irish officials are offering security advice and logistical support, but it has yet to receive official confirmation of a visit.

Media speculation in recent weeks has centered on a private visit by Mr Trump to his resort in Doonbeg, Co Clare, which he purchased for €15m in February 2014.

Reports have speculated that he might come here to Ireland for a short trip after his visit to the United Kingdom from 3-5 June, a visit organised around the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.


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