Security tight for Eric Trump visit to Clare

Security tight for Eric Trump visit to Clare

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Eric Trump hosted a group of 30 US business people in Doonbeg during a visit to Doonbeg in July 2017 – File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Security is tight around Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Co Clare today where a son of US President Donald Trump is visiting.

Eric Trump (34), Executive Vice President of the Trump Organisation, arrived in Shannon from La Guardia Airport in New York at around 5.20am on board the Trump family’s luxury Boeing 757-200 private jet.

Mr Trump was whisked away amid tight security to his family’s property in Doonbeg, West Clare. Trump International Golf Links and Hotel was purchased by President Donald Trump in 2014, reportedly for €9m.

Eric Trump also visited the facility in April 2017 where he held a series of meetings including discussions on the future of the resort and the planning process surrounding proposed coastal protection works at the property.

File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

He was back again in Doonbeg in July last year along with a group of 30 business people from the US on the final leg of a tour of Trump properties in Scotland and Ireland.

Originally designed by legendary golfer Greg Norman, the course at Doonbeg has been redesigned under the stewardship of world renowned designer, Dr. Martin Hawtree, at an investment of over €5 million.

Eric Trump is expected to play golf in Doonbeg as well at other courses in the region in the coming days.

The Trump Organisation jet at Shannon – File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Sources have confirmed that in recent days, security personnel believed to be part of the US Secret Service, visited a number of locations in Clare and Kerry which Mr Trump is expected to visit.

A spokesman for the Trump International in Doonbeg confirmed that Mr Trump was in the area for a ‘business and golf’ visit.

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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.

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