Ireland Performs Strongly in Fraser Institute Survey
The Irish minerals and mining sectors were delighted to learn that the Fraser Institute, in its annual survey of mining companies for 2019, has ranked Ireland as 2nd in its Policy Perception Index (PPI). Ireland has ranked within the PPI top 10 for the past 8 years; Ireland’s overall ranking has moved from 19th position to 7th position in 2019.
Some surveyed exploration companies noted Ireland’s coordinated efforts across government departments and ministries to improve the permitting process and the creation of Geoscience Ireland and iCRAG Research Centre as encouraging to investors.
You can review the full report: Here
The Fraser Institute publishes the survey results prior to the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) annual convention in Toronto. Agencies from Ireland and Northern Ireland are collaborating at the PDAC mining convention; the IMQS is delighted to see a number of its corporate members participating at this year’s show including iCRAG, Geological Survey Ireland, Mincon, CDE Global, QME, Irish Drilling, SLR, BRG, Golder, Equity Exploration and Priority Drilling.