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‘He’s not welcome here’: Major security operation planned as protests to take place during Trump visit

THERE WILL BE tight security around Shannon Airport and the Doonbeg Golf resort in Co Clare as President Donald Trump arrives for a brief visit to Ireland this week.

The president will be greeted by protesters who will be encamped close to the airport – where he is expected to meet with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar – from lunchtime on Wednesday.

He will spend two nights at his Doonbeg resort before returning to Washington on Friday. 

Over 1,000 gardaí were placed on standby for the massive security operation once the visit was confirmed and there will be a strong garda presence around the airport in particular. Personnel from all three arms of the Defence Forces are also likely to be deployed for the duration.