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Trump expected to object to Doonbeg windfarm

DONALD Trump is expected to be amongst the objectors to a proposed nine-turbine windfarm in Doonbeg. If Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland are to object, they must do so by this Thursday, September 18.

During his visit to Clare in May, Donald Trump said that windfarms “killed” tourism.

“We have another issue that they want to build these ugly wind turbines all over the place. The council and mayor killed that. It is such a negative to tourism and they’ve killed that. That was a great move because it would have hurt tourism in the county. They’re being killed all over the county,” Donald Trump stated in the presence of Clare County Council representatives and the local and national media.

Trump’s Doonbeg resort are fighting the proposed Clare Coastal Wind Power Ltd development, which has applied for a 10-year licence.

If granted, nine wind turbines, of up to 126 metres in height, would be built in Shargh, Carrowmore South and Einagh, four kilometres from the golf club.

Nineteen local landowners have given permission for their lands to be used for the construction of the turbines. Seven objections have been lodged thus far.

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