Tiny Snail Defeats Donald Trump in Battle Over Irish Sea Wall

Tiny Snail Defeats Donald Trump in Battle Over Irish Sea Wall

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Doughmore Bay, seen from a Trump Organization golf club near Doonbeg, Ireland.

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Paulo Nunes dos Santos for The New York Times

Of all President-elect Donald J. Trump’s rivals over the past year, the tiny narrow-mouthed whorl snail must be the smallest. Sometimes, though, less is more.

Mr. Trump’s real estate organization had planned to build a long sea wall off the Irish coast to protect its golf course in County Clare. But the wall faced opposition from environmental groups who said they feared that it would threaten the two-millimeter-long whorl snail, or vertigo…



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