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Ireland Presentation, Geological Survey of Ireland

Location: Room 201F
Monday, March 7, 2016
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Add to Calendar

The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) provides 3 key services: Geoscience Data (Terrestrial & Marine), Knowledge Centre (Independent Advice & Statutory Roles) & Project Partner.

The GSI is a division of the Department of Communication, Energy & Natural Resources which is also home to the Exploration & Mining Division (EMD). The EMD promote the exploration and development of economic mineral deposits in Ireland. In bringing Irish geoscience expertise to international markets, Enterprise Ireland and GSI support Geoscience Ireland, a business development initiative for 24 companies winning overseas business in geoscience.

The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland provides geoscience information and services to inform decision making and is part of Northern Ireland’s Department of Enterprise, Trade & Investment.

Ireland and Canada’s mining industries have strong links dating back to the opening 50 years ago of the Tynagh Mine in Co Galway, a result of Irish entrepreneurship and Canadian venture capital. Since then, Ireland has become a significant producer of base metals , ranking second in Europe and eleventh in the world for zinc.

Chair; Gerry Stanley, Head, Minerals Section ,GSI

2:00 – 2:20 pm          Introduction by Ireland's Ambassador to Canada, Ambassador                                      Ray Bassett
2:20 – 2:40 pm          Ireland: A Prime Location for Mineral Exploration and                                                    Development, Dr Eibhlin Doyle (EMD) 
2:40 – 3:00 pm          Advances in Northern Ireland, Kieran Parker (GSNI)
3:00 – 3:20 pm          Coffee/Tea
3:20 – 3:40 pm          Innovation: the iCRAG Project, Prof. John Walsh (UCD)
3:40 – 4:00 pm          Innovation: GSI Initiatives -TELLUS, Koen Verbruggen (GSI)
4:00 – 4:20 pm          Internationalising Irish Expertise, Sean Finlay (GI)
4:20 – 4:50 pm          Recent Successes
Gold in Ireland Dalradian‘s Tyrone Gold Project; Patrick Anderson (Dalradian)
Gold in Ireland Conroy’s Project; Kevin McNulty (Conroy)
The Pallas Green Zinc Lead Project; Normand Dupras (Glencore)
4:50  5:00 pm          Summary, Dermot Reidy, Enterprise Ireland
5:00 – 6:00 pm          Networking Reception

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