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Friday, 16 March 2018
Clare County Council has no record of Taoiseach contacting them on behalf of Donald Trump
Clare County Council has said there is no record of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar having contacted the authority regarding a planning application for a windfarm in Doonbeg. In the United States today, Mr Varadkar claimed he was contacted by Donald Trump when he was planning to purchase a hotel and golf resort in West Clare. Mr Varadkar, who was Minister for Tourism and Sport at the time, said Mr Trump raised concerns about a windfarm for which planning had been sought. Speaking at the Friends of Ireland lunch today, Mr Varadkar said: "At the other end of the phone was Donald Trump saying to me that he bought this resort in Ireland, in Co Clare, this beautiful golf resort called Doonbeg but there was a problem.