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An Bord Pleanála Will Not Hold Oral Hearing About Objections To Doonbeg Resort Coastal Protection Plan

By Dave Simpson

An Bord Pleanála has decided not to hold an oral hearing about objections to a plan to place 38,000 tonnes of rock in front of the golf course at Doonbeg's Trump International Golf Links & Hotel as coastal protection.

"Written Procedures"

According to The Irish Times, An Bord Pleanála stated, "The board has concluded that the appeal can be dealt with adequately through written procedures."

Reacting to the board's decision, Trump International Golf Links & Hotel general manager Joe Russell said, "As there is no oral hearing, it appears that An Bord Pleanála has sufficient information to make a decision. An early decision would be helpful to the company."

Erosion

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The resort said that if it is not allowed to build protection in front of its golf course, which borders Doughmore beach in Doonbeg, Co. Clare, natural erosion will lead to a loss of 36% of the dune habitat over a 50 year period.

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