Planned sea defence works at the Trump International Golf Resort at Doonbeg in Co Clare have been further delayed after Clare County Council sought further information from the company about its revised plans to build coastal defences along a public beach adjacent to its golf links course. 

Trump International Golf Links abandoned plans last December to build a controversial 2.8km-long, 4m-high wall of rock armour to protect some of its greens and fairways from significant coastal erosion. 

Instead it lodged a new application with Clare County Council to build two new protection structures along the dunes with sheet metal piling stretching 609m at the southern end of Doughmore Bay, and further works stretching 256m at the northern end, built 12m out into the beach from the dunes.

Clare County Council had earmarked today to give its decision.

It has now requested further technical information from the company about its planning application and the company has six months to respond. 

Donald Trump resigned as director of the companies behind the Doonbeg resort just before his inauguration as US president.