Doonbeg local says ‘whingers’ killed plan for Trump sea wall

It ‘beggars belief’ that community is not given support to fight coastal erosion

The Trump International Golf Links in Doonbeg, Co Clare. “It is local people who should be listened to – not people in Cork or Dublin who are not in danger of being washed out,” said John Flanagan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Trump International Golf Links in Doonbeg, Co Clare. “It is local people who should be listened to – not people in Cork or Dublin who are not in danger of being washed out,” said John Flanagan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A relative of US vice president-elect Mike Pence has said it beggars belief that the Doonbeg, Co Clare community has not been afforded the same level of support as others facing the threat of coastal erosion.

Hugh McNally, a publican and restaurant owner, was speaking after it emerged that Donald Trump’s organisation had withdrawn a planning application for a €10 million rock barrier near the US president-elect’s golf resort in Doonbeg.

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