Ian Guider: A permanent closure of Tara Mines would be far more devastating to the economy

Spurning the chance to get production back in a few months and saving 400 jobs is the best deal they are likely to get

The mine, according to analysis by Boliden, is among the most expensive to operate in the world

The coming days and weeks are a crucial period for Tara Mines. The closure of mines in Navan by its parent, the Swedish natural resources company Boliden, last summer deserves much more attention than it has had so far.

I’ve done plenty of windbagging about layoffs in the tech sector where employees have infinitesimally better options for their future. A permanent closure of Tara Mines would have a much greater level of devastation on the ...