Taoiseach Urges People To Respect Office Of US President Ahead Of Doonbeg Visit

The Taoiseach says people should respect the office of the US President , even if they don’t agree with Donald Trump.

President Trump is expected to visit Clare between the 5th and 8th of June, but protests are already being planned.

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While the Presidential visit has not been officially announced as of yet, senior officials have confirmed that Donald Trump will be in Doonbeg from June 5th to 8th, when he travels to Europe for D-Day commemorations in England and France.

Some opposition parties don’t think he should be invited here and there are protests planned.

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has told Clare FM’s Morning Focus that he expects to join them.

The Taoiseach says people should respect the office of the US President, even if they don’t agree with Donald Trump.

Details are still being finalised, but Donald Trump is due to meet the Taoiseach as part of the visit.

Leo Varadkar says people should be allowed to protest if they want.

Many in the North Clare village are echoing the Taoiseach’s sentiment, with Doonbeg Community Development calling for the US President to be treated with respect.

Chairman John Flanagn says it would be a very welcome visit, but he says nothing is certain until Airforce one touches down in Shannon.

While Caroline Kennedy, who owns the Igoe Inn in Doonbeg says it’s good advertising for the area.