Mining Critical to Climate Change Targets

One of the ambitions of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) is to achieve global Net Zero by the middle of this century – an ambition which won’t be achieved unless we phase out our use of fossil fuels, invest more in renewable energy and take practical steps such as switching to electric […]

Updating perceptions of mining

Modern mining critical for the green economy Having spent the last 12-years working as a geologist on exploration and mining projects across Europe, Africa and Asia, Ben Lepley felt like he needed a change. Working with SRK Consulting in Cardiff, Ben has now made the leap from the geology team where he spent much of […]

Public inquiry an opportunity for independent scrutiny

Dalradian welcomes major step forward in planning process Dalradian’s plans for an environmentally responsible underground gold-silver-copper mine have taken another step forward following the decision by Minister for Infrastructure, Nichola Mallon, to refer the project to a Public Local Inquiry. The inquiry is a standard stage toward the end of the planning process for regionally […]

Well paid, quality livelihoods for a new generation

“We’ll need more people from a wide variety of backgrounds” When Angela Coney joined Dalradian in early 2011 as an administrator she became one of the company’s first employees. In the past decade, Angela’s role has evolved and, thanks to the training and upskilling she’s received, she’s now Dalradian’s Human Resources Manager. Angela’s day-to-day role […]

Unlocking the secrets of what lies beneath our feet

“This was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse” Having worked on mining projects across the world Emma Brosnan understands just how unique Dalradian’s proposed underground mine at Curraghinalt is. “I’ve been working for Dalradian for almost six years now. Before that I worked on exploration projects in North America, Europe and Africa, but to work on […]

A passion for the environment opens new opportunities

“We’re always looking for innovative ways to do things” Having grown up and lived in the Sperrins her whole life, Oonagh McKenna is passionate about the area and creating a positive legacy for future generations. When Oonagh joined Dalradian six years ago it was in a community relations role that occasionally gave her the chance […]

Mining career change brings new opportunities

“I’m helping ‘cut the sod’ for the next generation” When Dominic Coyle started his career in the construction sector 30-years ago he had no idea that one day he would be helping lay the groundwork for an underground gold-copper-silver mine in Tyrone. For Dominic, who joined Dalradian six years ago after returning from Australia, the […]

Dalradian Community Support Tops £1M

Additional funding of £4m to be provided during mine operations After its first decade in Northern Ireland, support from Dalradian for charities and community organisations across Tyrone and Fermanagh has reached £1.1 million. Most of the grants and donations have been provided through the Dalradian Community Fund (formerly known as the Tyrone Fund). Dalradian’s ambition […]

A Green Revolution

Today we live in an era where concern about climate change has moved from conversations to actions; actions that will change the way we live, work and do business. Reducing society’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to meet net zero targets will require a radical transformation. In the UK, for instance, the Government recently committed itself […]

Major Investment will bring social benefits

Development of the mine should help create a better future Plans by Dalradian to develop an underground gold-silver-copper mine in Tyrone will bring social as well as economic benefits according to professional services firm EY which has conducted an external review of the project. It concluded that “the development of the mine should help create […]