A significant amount of Dublin Gardaí along with emergency services are now based in Co Clare for the high security visit today by President Donald Trump, with lots of protests at his visit anticipated.
No Gardaí from the midlands, including Co Kildare, have been deployed. However, 500 Uniform Gardai, every 24hour period, are being deployed from Western, Southern, South Eastern and Dublin Region supported by approximately 500 members attached to specialist Units including the Emergency Response Unit, Armed Support Unit, Public Order Unit, Water Unit ( four RIBs and Sub Aqua Divers) Dog Unit (16), Mounted Unit (10), Air Support Unit, DMR Roads Policing Escort Unit and Telecommunications Unit.
During the visit by the controversial President, it is anticipated that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will pay him a visit and that he will play a round of golf at the Trump International Golf Links and Hotel closed to the public since yesterday.
Trump's visit will require 8,500 meals each day, for all the security personnel, including Gardaí and emergency services deployed. 40,000 bottles of water will be used.
Six foot high fencing has been installed.
There will be installation of a temporary Strategic Control Room, Shannon Garda Station,a backup facility at Ennis Garda Station and video feed to Garda Headquarters, including the permanent upgrading of telecommunications and tetra radios infrastructure in the Clare Division.