Rabbitte orders review of untapped mineral resources

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has ordered a major review into the mining sector.

11th August, 2012

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has ordered a major review into the mining sector with a view to putting a new Minerals Development Bill through the Oireachtas.

Specifically, Rabbitte wants to get a picture of what kind of economic value Ireland's untapped mineral resources possess, and what direct and indirect benefits could accrue to the state through their exploitation.

In a briefing document prepared for potential bidders for the tender, the...

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