US property mogul Donald Trump returned to Ireland yesterday for a second visit to his recently acquired Doonbeg golf club.
The billionaire business magnate arrived in Shannon at 5.20pm yesterday on his private €75m luxury Boeing 757 jet.
The keen golfer is thought to have paid €15m for the Doonbeg property where, during a visit to Clare last month, he promised to spend another €45m at the renamed Trump International Golf Links and Hotel.
When he visited his newest golf course early last night Trump was greeted at Shannon by Finance Minister Michael Noonan and airport bosses.
During that short visit, the tycoon promised a further investment in the property which he said will be three times what he paid for the course.
Mr Trump returned to Clare yesterday flying into into Shannon from Barcelona before he was whisked off to view ongoing works at the Greg Norman designed course which was badly damaged by storms earlier this year.
Mr Trump, who turned 68 earlier this month, is expected to be updated on progress at the resort before he travels onto Scotland where he will visit other properties he owns.
However, plans to undertake urgent substantial coastal protection works have been delayed after Clare County Council requested further information about the proposed works.
The additional information is being sought so that the council can establish any potential impact of the works on the habitat of the protected Vertigo Angustior snail.
Mr Trump was in Spain for the International Training Event of Barcelona where was special guest. He confirmed in a message on Twitter earlier in the week that he would be visiting Europe including Spain, Ireland and Scotland.