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Donald Trump bins plan for Doonbeg golf resort wall in Ireland

US President-elect Donald Trump has pulled plans for one of his walls - a barrier to stop the Atlantic battering his exclusive golf resort on Ireland's west coast.

The billionaire had sought permission to build a 200,000 tonne, 2.8km (two mile) sea defence in erosion-hit dunes beside his Doonbeg golf links in Co Clare, overlooking the ocean.

But the local authority revealed plans for the revetment on Doughmore beach were withdrawn on Monday.

"Clare County Council had looked for further information at the end of June. They had until the end of the month to reply," a spokesman said.

The shelved project had been planned for the edge of the golf links where severe winter storms have wiped out metres of beach and dune in recent years.

Mr Trump has said he is not a great believer in man-made climate change but cited global warming and rising seas as a reason for needing the wall.

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