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Trump resigns as director of Doonbeg Golf resort

Donald Trump has resigned as director of the companies behind his golf resort and hotel in Doonbeg. Submissions to the Companies Registration Office show that Mr Trump stepped down as a director of the two companies which operated Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg on January 19, a day before his inauguration as US President. TIGL Ireland Enterprises Ltd and TIGL Ireland Management Ltd, which are behind the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg, continue to list Mr Trump’s children Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr as directors. The move follows a pledge by Mr Trump to resign all of his directorships in order to avoid any conflict of interest as US President. The Doonbeg resort was acquired by Mr Trump in 2014 for around €8.7million. It was valued at €23 million by the businessman just one year later in financial disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission. Newly filed accounts show that the company incurred a …

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Clare’s Mike Fitzpatrick named director

CLARE man Mike Fitzpatrick has been appointed director of Limerick National City of Culture 2014, the board have confirmed. This announcement follows the advertisement of the position and the interviews in recent days. The Newmarket on Fergus internationally renowned curator held the position as interim head prior to the announcement after the resignation of former CEO Patricia Ryan in January. Commenting on the appointment, Chairman of the Board Pat Cox said, “We are delighted to have a candidate of the calibre of Mike Fitzpatrick leading the year. We look forward to building on the success of the first quarter of the year, with Mike in charge for the remainder of the project in tandem with City of Culture team.” Mr Fitzpatrick has accepted the offer of appointment subject to the agreement of Limerick Institute of Technology to extend the secondment. Speaking to the Clare Champion following his announcement as interim head, Mr Fitzpatrick said he was “very positive” about the …

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