Trump DENIED wall at Irish golf resort

Donald Trump's plans to build a wall around Trump International golf resort in Ireland have been blocked.

Jack Seddon's picture
Fri, 20 Mar 2020

In 2014, Trump International Gold Links Ireland Enterprises bought the 18-hole Doonbeg golf course, located along Ireland's coastline, it's one of the most beautiful courses in the country.

The company had plans on building "protection structures" around certain holes of the course in an attempt to prevent further damage caused by storms and erosion.

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Trump International soughted planning permission to construct two 627 meters and 257 meters sea barries, which was initially approved by Clare County Council three years ago.

The plans have now taken a huge hit, after Ireland's planning appeals authority, An Bord Plean├íla, came to a decision that the proposed walls could damage the natural coastal sand dunes and therefore overturned the decision.

"The main element of the development comprises the construction of two new coastal protection structures at the strand side of the dunes, one located at the southern end of the site and a second smaller structure to be located at the northern end," the report showed.

"The Board is not satisfied that the proposed development would not result in adverse effects on the physical structure, functionality and sediment supply of dune habitat."
 
Multiple environmental and conservation groups in the local area made representations in the case, stating that that building walls of that stature so close to the coastal line would cause problems with the natural dynamics
 
These groups included Friends of the Irish environment, who were originally formed in 1997 by a group of environmental activists and Save the Waves Coalition, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting coastal resources.
 
Trump Internation representatives are yet to make a comment following the council's decision.
 

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