American billionaire and reality TV star, Donald Trump, is in line to buy the Lodge at Doonbeg and Doonbeg Golf Club in West Clare for a fee understood to be in the region of €15 million. The New Yorker, who has a range of golfing interests around the world, is understood to be close to agreeing a deal to buy the resort from investment fund King Street.
Receivers were appointed to the five-star Lodge at Doonbeg and Doonbeg Golf Club last month. At the time, Luke Charleton and David Hughes, of EY, were appointed joint receivers to the business, said they were confident they would find a buyer.
Trump, whose personal fortune is understood to amount to $3.5 billion, gained international fame – and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame – for his role in reality TV show The Apprentice. The Republican is not shy of the spotlight, which was seen in 2010 when he offered US president Barack Obama a cash payment to charity if he published the long version of his US passport.

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