Hopes have been expressed that a visit by the US President to Clare will shine a light on the importance of Donald Trump’s organisation to the county.
It’s been confirmed that President Trump arrive in Shannon Airport on June 5th, for a bilateral meeting with the Taoiseach.
He’s also expected to spend time in Doonbeg, as Clare FM’s Fiona McGarry reports:
White House officials finally confirmed last night that Donald Trump will touch down in Shannon Airport on June 5th, for a bilateral meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Security measures are expected to be beefed up at the midwest facility ahead of his arrival, and a Senior Garda spokesperson has told Clare FM that a policing plan will be confirmed shortly.
It’s understood that Donald Trump will use his Doonbeg Hotel and Golf Resort as a base during his European trip, which includes a state visit to the UK, and events in France to commemorate D-Day, before flying out of Shannon on June 7th.
But that has yet to be officially confirmed.
A number of demonstrations have been planned ahead of President Trump’s visit and Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, who opposes the visit hopes they will be dignified protests.
Doonbeg businesswoman Rita McInerney, who’s also a Fianna Fáil candidate in the general election, has acknowledged that many people oppose Donald Trump’s policies.
But she hopes that those against his visit will understand the importance of his organisation to the local area.