Council Seeks Further Information On Trump Doonbeg Coastal Protection Plan

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Plans by Trump Doonbeg to carry out coastal protection works have been put on hold.

The company was seeking permission to carry out works on the beach adjacent to the golf course, but Clare County Council says it needs further information before it can make a decision on its planning application.

These plans represent the second attempt by Trump Doonbeg to protect the five-star West Clare resort.


The company is looking to construct two protective structures, totalling around 850m in length, close to the course and dunes on Doughmore beach.

Plans were lodged in December after the initial more comprehensive proposal was withdrawn.

The company decided to pursue their second option after the Council requested further information on that project.

Today, the local authority has again sought more detail from Trump Doonbeg, saying “concerns still remain” with regards to the impact of the development on the beach and an adjoining special area of conservation.

Trump Doonbeg now have six months to respond.