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# doonbeg - Monday 28 September, 2020

Five things we've learned about Donald Trump's tax affairs

The US President has been waging a legal battle to keep his tax returns hidden, but the New York Times has published details.

# doonbeg - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Locals fear Trump may pull out of Doonbeg after planning permission denied for coastal wall at golf course

Independent Clare TD Michael McNamara stated that he was “very concerned” over the An Bord Pleanála’s decision.

# doonbeg - Friday 18 October, 2019

An Garda Síochána spent €14k on sandwich bags for members during US president's visit

That was part of the €107,625 catering payment to the Trump Doonbeg resort in west Clare.

# doonbeg - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Donald Trump’s Doonbeg golf resort has been granted planning for a €38 million expansion

Trump purchased the hotel and golf course in 2014.

# doonbeg - Friday 27 September, 2019

Trump Doonbeg got €113,000 from gardaí for food and board during presidential visit

The total accommodation and catering bill from the garda operation amounted to €904,553.

# doonbeg - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Visits of Trump and Pence this year cost An Garda Síochána between €15-18 million

The figure was about half the security costs for Pope Francis’ visit last year.

# doonbeg - Monday 9 September, 2019

Trump says he 'had nothing to do with' Pence decision to stay at Doonbeg resort

A spokesperson for Pence last week said the decision was made at the “suggestion” of the president.

# doonbeg - Friday 6 September, 2019

Democrats investigate Pence stay at Trump's Doonbeg hotel

Pence has defended as “logical” his decision to stay at Doonbeg.

# doonbeg - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Mike Pence departs from Shannon as two-day Irish visit ends

Pence took a stronger line on Brexit during this trip than many had expected.

# doonbeg - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Mike Pence defends choice to stay at Trump's Doonbeg resort despite most meetings taking place in Dublin

Pence has been staying at the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel during his two-day visit to Ireland.

# doonbeg - Friday 7 June, 2019

Donald Trump waves goodbye to Ireland after two-night stay at Doonbeg

He met with local school children earlier today, who were “gobsmacked” at meeting the US President.

# doonbeg - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Trump's sons Eric and Donald Jr popped into a Doonbeg pub and pulled some pints this evening

However, there was no sign of the US President for locals in the Clare town tonight.

A respectful welcome - but no pomp and circumstance: What to expect from the Trump visit

Trump will arrive in Shannon Airport later today.

# doonbeg - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Government minister to attend protest against Trump's visit to Ireland

A number of protests will take place during the US President’s visit.

# doonbeg - Sunday 2 June, 2019

'He's not welcome here': Major security operation planned as protests to take place during Trump visit

Local protest groups will set up a camp close to Shannon Airport for the duration of the US President’s trip.

# doonbeg - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'We're staying at Doonbeg... it's a great place': Donald Trump looks forward to Irish visit next week

The US President will visit Doonbeg in Co Clare on 5 June.

# doonbeg - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Varadkar 'looks forward' to meeting Trump when he visits Ireland in two weeks' time

Trump and his wife Melania will stay at his Doonbeg resort in Clare.

# doonbeg - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Trump in Ireland: White House confirms US President will arrive on 5 June

The US President will be here for a two-night visit.

# doonbeg - Sunday 19 May, 2019

'A total exaggeration': Tánaiste dismisses reports of row between government and US over Trump visit

It has been widely reported that Trump will be in the country for a number of days at the beginning of June.

# doonbeg - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Poll: How do you feel about Donald Trump's visit to Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you feel about Donald Trump's visit to Ireland?

Official confirmation of his itinerary is expected in the coming days.

# doonbeg - Friday 16 November, 2018

Operating losses at Trump-owned Doonbeg golf resort almost halved to €330k in 2017

The accounts show that the company recorded a pre-tax loss of €1.74 million in 2017.

# doonbeg - Friday 31 August, 2018

US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in November

The White House made the announcement this evening.

# doonbeg - Friday 25 May, 2018

Bathing reopened at Doonbeg beach after water analysis

The council said the HSE advised the move following the tests of water samples.

# doonbeg - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Donald Trump values Doonbeg golf resort at between $25 million and $50 million

Trump also reports $14,184,974 in “golf related revenue” from the course.

# doonbeg - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Clare landowner 'surprised and shocked' by Varadkar's comments about wind farm

The Taoiseach later said he was making a joke.

Fáilte Ireland raised concerns with Doonbeg wind farm months after Varadkar email

Fáilte Ireland said that the development could have an impact on tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way.

# doonbeg - Friday 16 March, 2018

'I'm happy to clarify': Varadkar says he was just joking about Trump and Doonbeg

Varadkar came under fire from opposition politicians yesterday after he told a story about Trump contacting him in 2014.

Poll: Was Leo right to contact Clare council after Trump phone call? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was Leo right to contact Clare council after Trump phone call?

The Taoiseach sparked controversy with the anecdote, which he shared during an address in Washington yesterday.

Clare council says Leo Varadkar made no official intervention over Doonbeg wind farm

Varadkar said yesterday he got a call from Donald Trump over the wind farm.

# doonbeg - Saturday 20 January, 2018

US committee examining claim of Russian mafia money link to Trump's Doonbeg golf course

The committee is investigating the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

# doonbeg - Friday 5 January, 2018

Planning activist puts brakes on Trump Doonbeg 38,000 tonne rock barrier plan

Peter Sweetman is a son of a former Finance Minister Gerald Sweetman and has previously been at the forefront of campaigns opposing Shell Corrib pipeline plans.

# doonbeg - Monday 1 January, 2018

Trump organisation's Doonbeg investment pays off for its 100% shareholder, Donald Trump

The US President resigned as a board member of the resort company but will benefit from revenues which soared by 30% to €6.5m in 2016.

# doonbeg - Thursday 21 December, 2017

A 'Trump wall' will be built in County Clare

The Trump International Golf Links wants to carry out coastal erosion management works.

# doonbeg - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Judge sets aside €14,000 judgement against Donald Trump over planned Doonbeg barrier

Judge Durcan said that Lennon’s vexatious claim “was an attempt to attract publicity”.

# doonbeg - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Surfers concerned about damage Donald Trump’s Clare wall could do to beach

People have expressed their concern about the damage that could be done to dunes and rare wildlife on the beach.

# doonbeg - Monday 18 September, 2017

Heavy fog hampering search for fisherman swept into sea in Clare

It’s understood the man was fishing in the Pulleen Bay near Doonbeg.

# doonbeg - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Major search launched after fisherman swept into the sea in Clare

It’s understood the man in his forties was fishing in the Pulleen Bay near Doonbeg.

# doonbeg - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Lawyers for Donald Trump appear in Clare court seeking to have €14,095 judgement set aside

On 15 June, Cork civil engineer John Lennon secured a judgement against the US President.

# doonbeg - Thursday 13 April, 2017

The Trumps say everyone wants to see the wall built... in Doonbeg

“We’re the type of people who want things done yesterday,” Eric Trump said.

# doonbeg - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Ivanka Trump steps down as director of Doonbeg golf resort

Trump himself resigned as a director of the two companies operating Doonbeg last month.

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