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Trump faces fresh fight over Irish wind farm

IRELAND: Donald Trump is once again set to wage an anti-wind campaign, this time in Ireland after a developer resubmitted an application to construct turbines near a golf course he owns.

Trump has a long history of opposing wind projects
Trump has a long history of opposing wind projects

The developer, Clare Coastal Windpower, has lodged new plans with the local authorities to build a nine-turbine wind farm four kilometres from Trump's Doonbeg golf course.

A previous application had been thrown out due to technical issues with the submission, with Trump claiming the council had "killed" plans to construct the development.

But a new consent application has now been submitted to the council, which admits that the 125-metre turbines would be visible from the golf course.

Local media sources have quoted a Trump spokesperson as saying: "We will do whatever is necessary to fight it and protect the beauty of our site."

The American tycoon has a long history of opposing wind projects. In February he lost his legal challenge to the construction of the 100MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.

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