Donald Trump is set to visit Doonbeg on the west coast of Ireland as part of a whistle-stop tour of his golf resorts, including those on the British Isles.
The announcement comes just days after Taoiseach Enda Kenny described the presumptive US presidential Republican nominee’s comments as “racist and dangerous”.
The visit will coincide with US Vice-president Joe Biden’s trip to Ireland, as well as the result from the UK’s EU referendum.
Mr Trump plans to travel to Turnberry and Aberdeen in Scotland before heading over to Ireland, where he owns the renowned links course in Doonbeg, Co. Clare.
Speaking about some of the New York tycoon’s opinions, Mr Kenny said: “If Trump’s comments are racist and dangerous, which they are, there is an alternative to vote for.”
The Taoiseach was backed up by Ireland’s Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, who accused Trump of being racist and misogynistic.
“I think any reasonable person would agree that some of the comments he has made are racist, particularly in relation to Latinos, and also many of the things he has said are sexist,” he said.
Mr Trump, who formerly hosted the US version of The Apprentice, tweeted
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2016
He has caused controversy at the west Ireland resort by claiming that he intends to erect at huge wall along the course to act as a sea defence.
His critics have accused him of hypocrisy given his claims that climate change is not happening and is a con trick.