Further information sought on Trump coastal works

Further information sought on Trump coastal works


TIGL Ireland Enterprises Ltd will have to make further information available to Clare County Council before a decision will be made on a planning application for works proposed for the beaches adjacent to Trump International Golf Links in Doonbeg.

Trump International Golf Links want to undertake works at Doughmore Beach which is located at the edge of the Greg Norma designed golf course at Doonbeg.

Two previous applications to carry out coastal protection works were withdrawn by the company in 2014 and 2016 while a new planning application was lodged with the local authority in December.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

According to the planning application lodged with Clare County Council, the company has stated that the proposed development would comprise “coastal erosion management works at, and adjacent to, Carrowmore Dunes, White Strand, Doughmore Bay and Trump International Golf Links and Hotel, Doonbeg, Co. Clare. The development includes the provision of two new protection structures at the dunes.”

As of yesterday, according to the ‘decision process indicator’ available to view on the council’s website, the local is seeking ‘further information’ from the company regarding the proposed development.

For now though, a decision on the application remains ‘on hold’.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.