- The brothers offered to buy "everyone in the house" a drink, the bar's owner, Caroline Kennedy, told the Irish Mirror .
- Multiple outlets later reported that the bar hadn't received any payment from the Trump brothers.
- The bar quickly came to Eric and Don Jr.'s defense on Facebook, claiming they had been "misquoted" and were "paid in full."
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There's been some confusion over whether President Donald Trump's sons, Eric and Donald Jr., paid their bar tab last week.
While visiting the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in the village of Doonbeg, Ireland, the pair embarked on a pub crawl that took them to The Igoe Inn Bar and Restaurant, a local hotspot that's been operating in Doonbeg for more than three generations.
There, they were greeted by residents and presented with a picture of Doonbeg's castles. They were also asked to pour a few beers.
"I said, 'Come on lads, you have to come in and pull a drink,' so they did," Caroline Kennedy, the establishment's owner, told the Irish Mirror . "They thanked everyone for their support and for coming out to meet them and said there was a drink for everyone in the house and it was their small gesture."
The Irish Mirror later posted a video of the visit in which Don Jr., indeed, offers to pick up a round. "Enjoy, okay?" he tells the crowd. "On us!"
After the Trump sons walked away without immediately footing the bill, Kennedy reportedly made a joke that the brothers didn't carry any cash.
"We'll get the money later," she told the Irish Mirror ."I don't think we've to worry about getting paid for that. I don't think they carry cash. We were told it'd be all sorted later so there's no problem."
The incident seemed like a mix-up until outlets like the Irish Post and the Daily Beast began reporting that Kennedy had to send the bill to the Trump golf course because the check hadn't been covered right away.
On Saturday, The Daily Beast clarified that the bar had been given a purchase order number from the golf course, but didn't say when that order was delivered. The outlet did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.
That same day, the Igoe came to the brothers' defense on Facebook:
The post did not say when the restaurant had been paid or who had paid them.
The Trump brothers were in town while accompanying their father on his UK tour, which included a brief stint in Ireland. Trump told reporters that he would be staying in Doonbeg because "it's convenient and it's a great place," but he's been accused of making the detour to promote his golf course .
The New York Daily News reported that the Ireland trip alone is costing US taxpayers $3.5 million , though the paper said the Trump brothers are paying their own way.
Business Insider has reached out to the Igoe, White House, and Trump Organization for comment, and will update this post with their responses.
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