Our sources in Doonbeg tells us that the Trump organisation has started taking tough decisions with one of the first announcements the likely introduction of a three-day week for staff over the winter months.
Donald Trump made a flying visit to the Co Clare links on May 12, promising to double or triple his initial €15 million investment. From what we've learned, one of the first decisions involved putting staff on a three-day week this winter.
Trump swooped in for the property earlier this year, picking it up for a bargain basement price.
According to reports, the Doonbeg Investment Holding Company posted a loss of €6.4m in 2011 on revenues of €10.4m. Accumulated losses topped €54m by the end of that year.
Apart from revamping the course with Martin Hawtree, Trump's job creation plan centres around his plans to build a swish new ballroom.
Asked by RTE's Sean O'Rourke whether he could foresee the resort’s current high-season workforce of around 250 people being doubled, once the project is completed, Trump said:
“I could… One of the reasons I’m here is to site the ballroom. There will be more jobs than there ever have been before — but more importantly, the people who have the jobs will keep them."