|The beach, the resort and where the rock wall will appear|
the course from storms, such as the one which claimed the famous 14th hole in 2014, seems like a no-brainer.
|The famous 1st hole at Doonbeg|
- Its scale is vast. I have not seen the latest proposals but last year the proposed rock wall weighed in at an eye-watering 1.7 miles long, 13 feet high and 65 feet wide. That equates to 200,000 tonnes of rock.
- It will be an eyesore for the golfer but even more so for those who use the beach itself and have been for decades – whether walking, surfing or for any other relaxing activity. Why should they have to endure it?
- The course is a new links (opened 2001) and such dangers were highlighted before design work began. Indeed, planning permission directed the original owners not to build so close to the sea. This has nothing to do with Trump, I hasten to add.
- There are environmental concerns but Trump (and big business and governments in general) has shown scant regard for the environment when there’s money involved.
- Because the Trump organisation spouts endless falsehoods and empty promises in an attempt to bully people around to their way of thinking. It appears to be their way of doing business.
|The 6th at Doonbeg. Again, this beach will have 'rock armour' put in place|
|The par three 11th at Doonbeg|
|The 1st tee.|