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Ireland gives Trump golf course approval to build sea walls

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Ireland has granted President Trump’s golf course in the country permission to build two sea walls on the property, The New York Times reported Thursday.

The Clare County Council approved a plan to build the pair of concealed sea walls on a public beach to protect three holes on the Trump International Golf Links from storm damage.

{mosads}Environmentalists have opposed the plan, saying it would damage the beach and could hurt nearby sand dunes.

Local residents are divided on the decision, with some hoping it could lead Trump to inject more money into the community. Others fear the walls could impact tidal patterns and send storm surges to their own properties.

Eamon Ryan, the head of the Irish Green Party, said his party is considering filing an appeal to the decision.

“The best advice we had was that it would be better to move the golf holes farther inland, where there’s room for them, rather than disrupt the beach,” he told the Times.

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