It’s been estimated that the cost of protecting the US President on his visit to Ireland could run to around 10 million euro.
The Irish Independent reports that around 1,000 Gardai are to be assigned to Clare and Limerick over the course of this week.
It comes as Donald Trump began a three-day trip to the UK today with an attack on London’s Mayor – calling him a “stone cold loser”.
Sadiq Khan said the US president shouldn’t be honoured with a state visit, describing him as a “growing global threat” – which prompted a furious reaction.
A spokesperson for Sadiq Khan has described Donald Trump’s tweet as a “childish” insult.
Mr Trump was greeted at Stansted Airport by UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt – who admits he expects the unexpected from the American leader.