For the third year in a row, the Fraser Institute has ranked Ireland first in its ‘Policy Perception Index’ (PPI) – a “report card” on governments and on the attractiveness of their mining policies.
Ireland also moved up 10 places (now 4th) in terms of ‘Investment Attractiveness’ which takes both Mineral and Policy Perception into consideration.
The policy factors examined include uncertainty concerning the administration of current regulations, environmental regulations, regulatory duplication, the legal system and taxation regime, uncertainty concerning protected areas and disputed land claims, infrastructure, socioeconomic and community development conditions, trade barriers, political stability, labour regulations, quality of the geological database, security, and labour and skills availability.
This month’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC 2016) Convention and Trade Show will again see Ireland showcase itself for attracting inward investment at its stand (Booth 903). The Irish delegation will also host an ‘Ireland Presentation” on Monday March 7th promoting Ireland as a location for foreign direct investment and services to the mining sector internationally. The presentation & networking reception is hosted by the Exploration and Mining Division (EMD), in partnership with the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), Enterprise Ireland (EI), the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) and the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI).