The Irish Mining and Quarrying Society was founded in 1958 to provide a focal point for all those working in the extractive industry in Ireland. Our aim is to promote, safeguard and represent the natural resources and extractive industries. The membership is drawn from all sectors of the industry, ranging from exploration geologist to equipment suppliers and, as such, is recognised as a significant representational body with over 200 full Society members. It has a unique role in Ireland as a forum and network for contact between the different branches of the industry, enabling it to reflect the industry views in a co-ordinated manner.
The Council of the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society is made up of 12 ordinary members. Officials are elected for two year terms, on a purely voluntary basis. The Council are actively involved in the different branches of the industry and they take seriously their remit as a representational body in the extractive industries.
The Irish Mining and Quarrying Society is a voluntary organisation whose aim is to provide a focal point for all those working in the extractive industries in Ireland. It plays a significant part in the regulatory are of the industry. The objectives of the organisation include, health and safety, environmental compatibility and education.
the membership of the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society is made up of professionals from all areas of the extractive industry: from exploration geologists and underground operators, to process engineers and quantity surveyors. Members share a forum with their peers, they participate in society events, both CPD and social.