May 14

Trump: I’m bringing Hundreds of Jobs — and yes, I’ll be a friend of the Snail

DONALD TRUMP HAS landed in Ireland, vowing to bring “hundreds” of jobs over the next few years in Co Clare, and promising environmentalists that he will, in fact, be a friend of the ‘Vertigo angustior’ — the microscopic snail that has hampered the development plans of Doonbeg golf resort’s previous owners.

The Trump Organisation snapped up the luxury hotel and golf course for a knockdown price of €15 million in February — and the US businessman told reporters at Shannon Airport this morning that he was planning to “at least double or triple” that investment as part of his initial plans.

He also said he would work closely with environmental authorities on the redevelopment of the Greg Norman designed course — which was badly damaged in the recent winter storms.

The 67-year-old billionaire — best known in recent years for his role as host of The Apprentice, and his ‘birther’ campaign against Barack Obama — caused a stir among tourists and workers at the airport, as his customised 757 swept in from the west shortly before 8am.

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