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Doonbeg makes Washington Post headlines

ONE of the world’s leading newspapers has cited US President Donald Trump’s unsuccessful attempts to build a coastal defence barrier at his Doonbeg golf resort as a major influence in forming his approach towards the European Union. Washington Post writer Griff Witte has written, “For a man who loves to win, the defeat, just a month after his election as president, has left a bitter taste. And despite the motley nature of the resistance, Trump seems to have singled out a lone culprit: the European Union, whose rules and regulations underpinned many of the objections.” The article was headlined Trump tried and failed to build a wall in Ireland. That could mean big trouble for Europe. Last December, in a joint interview with The Times of London and German newspaper Bild, President Trump said that Doonbeg was a “magnificent property” but added, “Now, I couldn’t care less about it.” He made his comment in the context of his frustrations with …

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US travel writers visit Bunratty

Travel writers, who contribute to the most influential publications in the US, have just concluded a visit to the Mid-West, which took in a visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The group, which included journalists who work for the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, USA Today and New York Daily News, were brought to the region by Dromoland Castle Hotel. According to Brian Nevin, sales, marketing and reservations manager at Shannon Heritage, the visit was an extremely significant promotional opportunity. “We were delighted to welcome these extremely high profile journalists. “Their visit was a great promotional opportunity and we look forward to reading about their experiences, which they will share with US newspaper readers and their social media followers,” said Mr Nevin.

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