Trump to meet with Irish prime minister during upcoming Europe trip

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will stop in Ireland to meet with the prime minister during an upcoming trip to Europe, the White House announced Tuesday.

The Trumps accepted the invitation of Leo Varadkar, Ireland's taoiseach, the White House said, and the president and Varadkar will hold a bilateral meeting in Shannon on June 5.

CNN reported last week that the White House was pushing for the meeting to take place at the president's golf course in Doonbeg. Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney later said there had been no disagreement over the location of the meeting.

Trump's stop in Ireland will come at the end of his state visit to the United Kingdom. Trump will be there from June 3 to 5. 

He is expected to meet the queen and Prime Minister Theresa May and will attend a ceremony in Portsmouth to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. 

He will then travel to France on June 6 for another D-Day ceremony at Normandy.

The president's previous visit to the United Kingdom was greeted with protests from thousands of people in London and elsewhere.

Varadkar said in a recent interview that the president of the United States is welcome in Ireland, but that he would respect the rights of citizens to protest.

Trump was originally scheduled to travel to Ireland last November, but the trip was canceled. Vrakadar visited the White House in March.