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25/10/2021

Kildare Gardaí not being relocated for huge Trump security operation for his visit to Co Clare tomorrow

Business as usual at Shannon Airport

Kildare Gardaí not being relocated for huge Trump security operation for his visit to Co Clare tomorrow

US president Donald Trump

Kildare Gardaí are not being ordered to carry out duties in Co Clare for the US President's visit tomorrow until his departure on Friday June 7.

Midlands Gardaí including Kildare and North Kildare, are not being requested to attend the €10million security operation in Co Clare, where the President will visit the Trump International Hotel and Golf Club in Co Clare.

A significant amount of Gardaí from the Western and Southern regions are being transferred from their normal duties to carry out security work in Shannon and the Doonbeg environs. 

A Garda spokesperson said that no 'significant disruption' will be caused to Shannon town which remains open for business.

Also normal operations will continue  at Shannon Airport.

However, passengers travelling to the airport are advised to allow extra travel time for the duration of the President’s visit, as additional security measures will be in place on the approach road to the airport and car parks until Friday, June 7.

All visitors to the airport during the period are advised to have photo ID, and intending passengers should have photo ID and valid flight documentation available.

Local residents have been issued with passes and are further advised to carry photo identifications and proof of address to assist with security checks where required.

Junior and Leaving Cert exams are starting tomorrow, with advance notice being required for students in the area to attend their exams. 

A Garda spokesperson said: "An Garda Síochána is aware that the State Examinations commence during this period.  An Garda Síochána locally has engaged with Second Level schools in these area to give them advance notification.  Parents and students, particularly in Doonbeg and Shannon are advised to give additional travel time to ensure that they can attend exam centres without difficulty."

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