The President was due to visit his golf course in Doonbeg, County Clare, and Dublin on the weekend of 10-11 November.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpOakland Raiders's Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem, then scores touchdown Trump declares state of emergency in Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence Ex-NFL player tears into Nike: Kaepernick ad "like 9/11 and Pearl Harbor" MORE's scheduled trip to Ireland in mid-November has been canceled, an administration source confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday. He has previously visited Paris, while living in the White House, for Bastille Day celebrations.
But White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders later told reporters that no final decision had been made.
In 2017, Mr Varadkar's predecessor, Enda Kenny, also extended an offer for the USA president to come and visit. "We are still finalizing whether Ireland will be a stop on that trip", she said. "These policies do not reflect the Irish people's values ― we need to show him and the world that this is not normal".
RTE also said the visit had been cancelled.
Mr Martin said the whole episode has been "a very unedifying experience".
No reason was given for the cancellation, although Trump was expected to face protests in Ireland. Other protests were planned in Dublin and other Irish cities.
Asked if he had ever seen such haphazard organisations for a visit by a US President Mr Martin, a former foreign affairs minister said: "No I haven't I have never seen anything like this before".
He had been due in Ireland the following day.
Mr Coveney said: "It will be controversial because everything Donald Trump does these days is controversial".
Mr Martin said discussions with the US President are needed on trade and protectionism, the undocumented Irish, foreign direct investment and dispelling the perception that Ireland is a tax haven and the European Union.