Ireland

Trump tells Irish leader Brexit and border issues will go "very well"

 President Donald Trump during a bilateral meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Shannon airport on June 5, 2019 in Shannon, Ireland.
President Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Pool/Getty Images

President Trump said Wednesday at a news conference in Ireland Brexit will work out "very well" and so would the border issues it poses for Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is is part of the United Kingdom.

Details: Trump told Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar "it will all work out very well and also for you, with your wall, your border." He said there's "a border situation in the United States and you have one over here." Varadkar responded, "The main thing we want to avoid, of course, is a border or a wall between both sides." Trump replied, "I think you do ... The way it works now is good, you want to try and keep it that way."

Ireland bans U.S. pastor in first use of exclusion powers

Arizona pastor Steven Anderson.
Pastor Steven L. Anderson. Photo: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

An Arizona pastor who once praised the gunman behind Florida’s Pulse nightclub massacre and prayed for then-President Obama's death has become the first person banned from entering Ireland under exclusion powers, the Irish Times first reported Sunday.

Details: Ireland's Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan signed an order barring entry to the country for Steven L. Anderson, pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona — which the Southern Poverty Law Center lists as an anti-gay hate group and the Anti-Defamation League as anti-Semitic. Flanagan was due to preach to a congregation in Dublin on May 26, per the Irish Times.