Trumps Plans for €40m development to create 100 construction jobs in west Clare

Plans have been lodged for a €40m development at the Donald Trump-owned Trump International Doonbeg golf resort in west Clare.

The new plan includes 53 holiday homes, a ballroom/function room, a leisure centre and a new restaurant.

The construction phase of the project is to employ up to 100 people at its peak and General Manager of Trump Doonbeg, Joe Russell said on Thursday that the application is “a further vote of confidence in Trump Doonbeg, west Clare and Ireland and a continuation of the Trump Organisation’s initial plans for the resort when they purchased it in 2014”.

Putting a value of €40m on the planned development, Mr Russell said that the resort is enjoying its “best year so far since the resort commenced full operations back in 2006”.

He said that “economic growth has led to a strong domestic market but the USA business has been terrific this year” adding that the resort being on the Wild Atlantic Way has also added to business.