Doonbeg Farmer Hits Out At Green Party Leader Over Objection To Works

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A Doonbeg farmer is hitting out at the Green Party leader for objecting to coastal protection works at Trump Doonbeg – saying it’ll only prolong the inevitable.

Eamon Ryan, and his party, are among the latest to raise concerns about the construction of a wall of rock armour at Doughmore Beach, citing environmental reasons.

However, many locals have come out and said it’s crucial it goes ahead.


Clare FM’s James Mulhall reports:

Clare County Council will issue its final decision in the next two weeks on the controversial proposed development adjacent to Trump Doonbeg.

The proposed barrier would run along the west of the golf course and would be hidden from view upon completion.

But plans haven’t gone smoothly.

The current application is a scaled-back version of the original proposals, and even that has garnered a large number of objections from Clare and beyond.

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan is among those objectors – speaking on Clare FM’s Morning Focus, he insisted putting in a man-made barrier will take away from the natural appeal of West Clare.

Despite the concerns raised about the project, many members of the local community are adamant it goes ahead.

The Doughmore Coastal Protection Group has this week insisted that the voices people on the ground should be heard.

Local man John Flanagan farms 30 acres of land beside the resort – he says it’s only prolonging the inevitable unless the barrier is constructed.

Clare County council is due to issue a final decision by December 21st.