Greens Leader Among Latest Doonbeg Objectors

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Green Party leader Eamon Ryan is among the latest objectors to planned coastal protection works at Doughmore Beach, close to the Trump Doonbeg resort.

It’s after the local authority received additional information, ahead of a decision later this month:


Consultants on behalf of TIGL Enterprises Ireland, or Trump Doonbeg, were asked for further information by Clare County Council after they submitted a revised planning application for coastal protection works almost a year ago.

This was received in October, and is being considered at present ahead of a decision which is due in two weeks time.

As part of this process, ten additional applications have been made – nine opposing the development.

Some of those comes from here in Clare, but others have been made by the California-based Save the Waves group, and by other objectors from Dublin, Cork and Longford.

Amongst those is Green Party leader Eamon Ryan who says the scaled-back plans do not assuage their concerns.

In its submission, the Lahinch-based West Coast Surf Club – who also oppose the development – insists they are not anti-development but says they “must stand up for all beach users.”

Of the latest submissions, all oppose the project and call on Clare County Council to reject the application, but previously a number of individuals, particularly from the local area, had formally voiced their support in this process.

A final decision will be made by the Council within the next two weeks.