The Trump Organization has sought government help to cover wages at its Irish operations by availing of the wage subsidy scheme for its Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in Doonbeg, Co. Clare.
In the US, businesses owned by Donald Trump are specifically written out of the nation's economic relief package, but overseas businesses owned by Trump can avail of government funds to help retain workers, as reported by The Irish Times.
The Trump Organization is also availing of UK government bailout money to cover payments to staff that have been furloughed from its British golf properties.
The result of this is a potentially large contrast between how workers in different countries might weather the COVID-19 crisis, even within the same international operation.
"Ensuring" Staff Are "Looked After"
It is unclear whether the organisation is paying the balance of the salaries for furloughed workers in Ireland and the UK.
The Irish Times quotes Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg managing director Joe Russell as saying, "We've laid off the vast majority of our staff…We are ensuring they're looked after in terms of the government schemes that are available."
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