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Sligo Council have joined their counterparts in Leitrim by calling on the Minister for Environment Climate and Communications and Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan not to grant a prospecting licence for gold  to Flintridge Resources for close to 50 Townlands in North Leitrim.   Leitrim Councillor had recently passed a…

The issue of gold mining in North Leitrim was debated in the Dáil once again this morning.   Sligo Leitrim Sinn Finn TD Martin Kenny raised the topic with the Minister of State at the Department of Expenditure and Reform Oisin Smith.   Deputy Kenny called on the Green party…

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan has defended his decision to explore the possibility of issuing a prospecting licence for gold, silver and base metals in north Leitrim.   The minister was questioned on his decision in the Dáil last night by Sligo Leitrim Independent TD…

Yesterday’s meeting of Leitrim County heard the concerns of a number of local Councillors in relation to the negative impact that the issuing of a prospecting licence for gold mining would have on the county.   The motion tabled by the six Manorhamilton Municipal District Councillors called on the Minister…