VIDEO: Trump promises to invest and create jobs in Doonbeg

Aine Fitzgera


Aine Fitzgera

BILLIONAIRE Donald Trump began his three-day visit to Ireland this Monday morning when he touched down at Shannon Airport where he was greeted by Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan.

The international business mogul pledged to invest up to €45m and create “hundreds of jobs” at his Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland at Doonbeg in County Clare.

“It’s only developments that are going to be iconic that I’m interested in. I don’t have enough time left to do the boring things but it’s going to be truly iconic and something Ireland will be extremely proud of,” he said.

Mr Trump, who is being accompanied by his daughter Ivanka and sons Eric and Donald Jr landed at Shannon Airport shortly after 8am in the family-owned $100m Boeing 757.

Following a press conference in the airport the Trump family departed to visit their €15m investment in County Clare.

- For more on this story see the Limerick Chronicle tomorrow and Leader print editions at the weekend