Welcome to the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society Website


Welcome to the official website of the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society, the web forum for the independent society for people involved in all aspects of the Minerals Industry in Ireland.

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Dinner Dance

IMQS Annual Dinner Dance 2016

This annual will take place on 26/11/16 in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.

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The Environment

We are fully committed to ensuring that rock, sand, gravel and mineral extraction is undertaken in an environmentally compatible manner. 

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Mine Rescue

As demonstrated in Chile in 2010 a well organised mine rescue is vital to save lives, this is something the Irish mines take seriously.

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IMQS 2015 Review Available Online
Articles from this years IMQS Annual Review - Annual Review'Extractive Industry Ireland' can be individually downloaded from this website.
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Becoming a Member

All persons involved in or associated with the Extractive Industry are welcome to membership of the Society, providing they satisfy the criteria specified in the Society Constitution. Application for the various Grade of Membership should be made on the Offical Application Form

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Latest News and Events
IMQS 1993 Conference Welcome Address
T. Flannery, Michael Smith TD - Conference Welcome and Opening Address
Ministers Foreword to IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2005
Mr Noel Dempsey, T.D. - Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources
Dublins Airport - Meeting The Challenges
by Siobhan Moore - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2007 (IMQS)
View from the South
by Sean Finlay - published in Quarry 09 (QPANI & IQNI)
The Environmental Impact of Blasting Operations
Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2003
Geotechnical Assessments (Face Stability) for Pits & Quarries
by John Kelly - “Geotechnical Assessments (Face Stability) for Pits & Quarries
Environments of Ireland
by Tony Killian - Ireland possesses a natural environment ...
Tunnelling out a Future at Dublin Port
Published in IMQS Extractive Ireland 2001
Kilsaran International Invests in World Class Facilities
Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2010

Thanks to our Corporate Members





BAM Contractors Ltd.


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