Home » News » Trump touches down in Clare
Donald Trump disembarks from his private plane after arriving in Shannon early this morning before heading to view his latest purchase Trump International Golf Links And Hotel Ireland. Photograph by John Kelly.

Trump touches down in Clare

Donald Trump speaking with the media after arriving in Shannon early this morning for a press conference before heading to view his latest purchase Trump International Golf Links And Hotel Ireland. Photograph by John Kelly.
Donald Trump speaking with the media after arriving in Shannon early this morning for a press conference before heading to view his latest purchase Trump International Golf Links And Hotel Ireland. Photograph by John Kelly.

Peter O’Connell

Donald Trump looking at the new logo and  some photos of his latest purchase Trump International Golf Links And Hotel Ireland  after arriving in Shannon early this morning for a press conference before heading to view . Photograph by John Kelly.
Donald Trump looking at the new logo and some photos of his latest purchase Trump International Golf Links And Hotel Ireland after arriving in Shannon early this morning for a press conference before heading to view . Photograph by John Kelly.

DONALD J Trump and his family touched down in Shannon airport on Monday morning. The visit represents the billionaire owner of Trump International Golf Links Ireland first visit to the county since his €15 purchase of Doonbeg Golf Club earlier this year.

Donald Trump in Shannon
Donald Trump is greeted with music as he and his family disembark from his private plane after arriving in Shannon early this morning before heading to view his latest purchase Trump International Golf Links And Hotel Ireland. Photograph by John Kelly.

Accompanied, on a private jet, by his sons Donald Junior and Eric and daughter Ivanka, Mr Trump said that his company would “double or triple” their initial outlay in Doonbeg, while he also said that the company would create “many hundreds of jobs.”

Healso  confirmed that his company has been in touch with the European Tour, regarding the possibility of The Irish Open being stated in Doonbeg.

Stating that remedial and improvement work on the golf course would be largely completed within 90 days, Mr Trump said that Clare County Council and Mayor of Clare Joe Arkins had “killed,” wind farm plans for the area.

Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, and sons Eric and Don  with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan after arriving in Shannon early this morning for a press conference while heading to view his latest purchase Trump International Golf Links And Hotel Ireland. Photograph by John Kelly.
Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, and sons Eric and Don with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan after arriving in Shannon early this morning for a press conference while heading to view his latest purchase Trump International Golf Links And Hotel Ireland. Photograph by John Kelly.

Both Clare County Manager Tom Coughlan and Councillor Arkins were amongst the delegation to greet the Trump family. Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Rose Hynes, representing Shannon Airport, were also on hand to welcome the American visitors.

The Trumps will be in Doonbeg for three days.

About Peter O'Connell

Peter O'Connell
West Clare native Peter O'Connell has worked for The Clare Champion for 12 years and covers everything from sport, especially GAA, news, features and has been even known to branch into the fashion scene on occasion.

Check Also

Derry Girl, Susan McKay Discusses The Troubles at Scariff Festival

“It is just so horribly symbolic, that of all the people who happened to be …

error: Content is protected !!