The Irish Embassy in Washington has denied media reports in the United States that a standoff has arisen over a potential visit to Ireland by the US President, Donald Trump.

It has been claimed that there is a standoff between Ireland and the United States over the location of a possible meeting between President Trump and the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.

According to the US media reports, Irish officials have been pushing for the meeting to take place at a venue such as Dromoland Castle rather than at the US President's golf resort in Doonbeg, Co Clare.

A spokeswoman for the Irish Embassy said: "Contrary to what has been reported, there is no standoff about the venue for a meeting between President Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. There have been some preliminary discussions on venues".

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.

Yesterday, a White House source told RTÉ News that "negotiations are ongoing" regarding a possible visit to Ireland by Mr Trump.

The person added that until those negotiations have been completed, no announcement will be made.

There has been much speculation that Mr Trump is due to visit Ireland in early June but the White House has said that it will not be making any announcement at this time.

The Irish Government says it has yet to receive any official confirmation of a visit.

Mr Trump will be in Europe next month for a state visit to the UK between the 3 and 5 June and a D-Day commemoration in France on 6 June.

During his St Patrick's Day meeting with the Taoiseach at the White House in March, the US president said he planned to visit Ireland this year.

Meanwhile the Tánaiste has said it is up to the White House to announce any plans for MrTrump to visit Ireland.

Simon Coveney said while there have been "ongoing conversations" between the Department of Foreign Affairs, the US Embassy and the White House, he cannot share any more information.

Additional reporting: Paschal Sheehy