US TYCOON Donald Trump could find himself again plagued by a wind farm near one of his signature golf courses – but this time in Ireland rather than Aberdeenshire.
Just days after announcing his £12.4 million investment in a County Clare centre instead of a second course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, it emerged that a plan for nine wind turbines two miles south of Mr Trump’s newly acquired resort in the town of Doonbeg will be considered by the Irish local authority in the coming weeks.
Mr Trump lost in the Court of Session last week against the Scottish Government over an offshore 11-turbine wind farm near his luxury golf course on the Menie estate. He withdrew plans for the second course after the defeat.
The billionaire has repeatedly spoken out against the £230m European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay. Last week, he declared that wind farms were “a disaster for Scotland”.
The funniest part of this article is the comment section. Various Scots tear Trump to shreds. Here's a wee sample.
Ireland will rue the day if they let this arrogant balloon dictate to them.
His history in Aberdeen is sickening, with boast after boast, distortion of the truth time after time. His shameful attacks upon our planning system when it doesn't suit him.
But the very worst of it all was his disgraceful treatment of the residents who lived on or around The Menie Estate. He behaved like an 18th century "Clearances Lord" who used intimidation to try to evict them. Beware Ireland, Trump is a Bully--full stop !!!
Build your Windfarms and turn his next " world class golf course " at Doonbeg into BrigaDoonbeg, or BigBalloonBeg. If It all fails, Trump will blame you anyway !
From Roy Linton,
an Aberdonian who supported the Menie Golf Course at first, but then was sickened by Trump's stupid arrogance !