Almost 100 delegates attended the Ireland Presentation on Monday 7th March, at this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention and Trade Fair held in Toronto.
This event was launched by Ireland’s Ambassador to Canada H.E. Ray Bassett and supported by Enterprise Ireland. Ambassador Bassett noted the longstanding links between the mining industries in Ireland and Canada dating back to the Tynagh mine in Co. Galway over 50 years ago.
Ireland has had a presence at PDAC since 1989 and has had a joint display with Northern Ireland since 1999. This year, in addition to outlining Ireland’s attractiveness as a destination for Foreign Direct Investment, the Presentation outlined the status of advanced gold and base metal projects in Ireland and demonstrated the capabilities of Irish service providers to the international mining industry.
Summing up, Dermot Reidy of Enterprise Ireland noted that Ireland ranks first in the world for Foreign Direct Investment and for mining policy, (see Fraser Institute news item). He pointed to the extensive experience of Irish companies internationally in mining services and was very pleased to support the Geological Survey of Ireland and Geoscience Ireland in showcasing these attractions at PDAC, the worlds biggest gathering of mining professionals.