Sunday 22 October 2017

See you in Doonbeg, Taoiseach tells The Donald

US tycoon Donald Trump
US tycoon Donald Trump
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

Addressing the US billionaire by his first name, Taoiseach Enda Kenny suggests a visit to the Doonbeg hotel and golf resort could be on the cards.

"See you in Doonbeg!" reads a scribbled note written by Mr Kenny on the bottom of his official letter to Donald Trump on March 5.

A keen golfer himself, Mr Kenny may well be alluding to a future round of golf at Mr Trump's luxurious complex.

The pair are not believed to have met face to face since the US billionaire announced a major multi-million-euro investment in Doonbeg last year.

The sale to Mr Trump included the five-star hotel, seven unsold suites and the Greg Norman-designed golf course.

Mr Trump has pledged to transform Doonbeg into a "truly iconic" golf destination in the west of Ireland.

Irish Independent

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