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Supporting a vibrant community

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Dialogue. How communities can shape legacy.

As a company that plans to provide hundreds of jobs locally for decades to come, Dalradian wants to ensure that our local community benefits fully from our proposed underground mine.  Benefits can come in many forms- career opportunities for young people, well-paid jobs, new business for local firms or support for community projects.  This is the legacy of modern mining and the community of Moyne and Templetouhy in Tipperary, which until recently was home to a major mine, is a case in point.

Lisheen’s Experience

North Tipperary is a rural area that included a zinc and lead mine until its closure in 2015. John Hogan, a former local councillor, explains how the community’s relationship with the mine developed.  As with any new project, John confirmed that there were concerns initially, but that these “weren’t justified”. The community created a parish forum to work with the mine to maximise its legacy. Apart from new mining jobs and new business, the forum helped ensure that the local community’s “infrastructure was seriously enhanced”.   “As the years progressed almost every facility in the parish received funding from the company and I think that was because a relationship built up” – the local school, community centre, GAA and athletic clubs all benefitted. The parish forum helped shape where money was invested and also changed the mine’s closure plan, leaving some infrastructure in place to support new employment opportunities.  The area is still a pristine, rural community, but mining has ensured that its educational, sporting and community facilities are second to none.

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