Three fifths of Kerry's gardaí tasked with Donald Trump duty

US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

Donal Nolan

Three of the Kerry Garda force's five units have been deployed on security detail to Clare ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to Ireland this week.

This amounts to three-fifths of the entire Kerry force being seconded to the neighbouring county - up to 210 of the 350 gardaí of the county.

It is understood the majority of the Kerry Gardaí on duty in and around Trump's Doonbeg resort in Clare are from Tralee and north Kerry. 

The deployment will last until Friday (June 7) as the State takes no chances with 'The Donald's' security. But the Trump drain will not affect the gardaí's operational reach in Kerry.

A senior garda source insisted the county was being fully covered by the remaining two units, with members on overtime to provide the usual round-the-clock service in all areas of the county.