Trump Gets Permission To Build Wall... In Ireland

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Trump Gets Permission To Build Wall... In Ireland


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Clare County Council has given permission to Trump Doonbeg to proceed with controversial coastal protection works.

The five-star resort in West Clare is looking to shore up its golf course, which suffered significant storm damage in 2014, but their plans have been strongly opposed on environmental grounds.

The application on behalf of Trump International Golf Links Enterprises sought permission to erect two structures at either end of Doughmore Beach, which is adjacent to the golf course.

Totalling 850m in length, these will be made up of re-enforced sheet piling, covered with sand and cobbles and 'screened from view.'

Clare County Council has now confirmed that it has granted planning permission for the works, subject to nine conditions.

This includes a provision which states that public access and rights of way to Doughmore Beach should not be obstructed.

In a statement to Clare FM, Trump Doonbeg says they are very pleased with the decision, and that it "demonstrates Clare County Council's commitment to support local business."

The company also says it will proceed with what it calls "ambitious" plans to protect and expand their facilities at Doonbeg

This application was the subject of over fifty public submissions, many of which opposed the development.

Today's decision can be further appealed to An Bord Pleanala.


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