Society Profile

 Introduction

This flourishing Society was founded in 1958 to provide a focal point for all those working in the extractive industry in Ireland. The membership is drawn from all sectors of the industry, ranging from exploration geologist to equipment suppliers. As such, it has a unique role in the country as a forum for contact between the different branches of the industry, enabling it to reflect the industry views in a co-ordinated manner and is recognised as a significant representational body with over 200 full Society members at present.
 Objectives
* To foster the discovery, development, processing and marketing of the mineral and other geological natural resources of Ireland in an environmentally compatible manner.

* To unite and encourage communication between persons, companies and organisations involved in the above work.

* To establish contact and to co-operate fully with other organisations connected with or interested in the natural resource industries of Ireland.

* To encourage and assist scientific and technological research and education in connection with the natural resource industries of ireland.

* To maintain a high standard of conduct, to combat unfair practices and to encourage efficiency in those industries.