An Taisce regrets Doonbeg Planning Grant

21st December 2017
Press Release

An Taisce understands that Clare County Council have granted the application by Trump International Golf Links (TIGL Ireland Enterprises Ltd) in repect of their planning application for coastal erosion management works (Planning Reference 16/1012).

Unfortunately the details and conditions of the grant will not be available until the morning. An Taisce will not be making a decision as to whether it will appeal to An Bord Pleanála until it has had a chance to study the details of the grant.

An Taisce is also seeking information from the Minister for Culture Heritage and Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan to determine what action the National Parks and Wildlife Service ( NPWS) is taking in response to the decision. The NPWS had made a highly critical submission on the proposal on sceintific grounds, so that tinformation is being sought as to whether an appeal by the NPWS to An Bord Pleanala is now being proposed.

In view of the ecological damege which has occured at the Trump family golf course at Menie in Scotland, An Taisce is also seeking intervention by Minister for Culture Heritage and Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan to investigate the site and take action ensure that the nature conservation conditions attached to the 1999 planning permission for the golf course development are being complied with.

ENDS

For further information, contact:
Ian Lumley, An Taisce Advocacy Officer: +353 83 153 2384
Charles Stanley-Smith, Communications, An Taisce. Tel: +353 87 241 1995
email: publicaffairs@antaisce.org
An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland
www.antaisce.org

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About An Taisce

An Taisce is a charity that works to preserve and protect Ireland's natural and built heritage. We are an independent charitable voice for the environment and for heritage issues. We are not a government body, semi-state or agency. Founded in 1948, we are one of Ireland’s oldest and largest environmental organisations.