Mining brighter prospects
From zinc and gold to coal, barite and lithium, and possibly even platinum and diamonds, Ireland has real potential to exploit its rich resources, writes John Teeling.
* The high-risk mining industry had no profile in Ireland for many years, until a zinc find in Galway led to a recent boom in exploration
* Zinc prospects have attracted a host of large listed companies to Ireland, with many small explorers linking up with the big names - some achieving huge returns
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