Geology and Mineral Potential
Exploration Licensing Process
Available Exploration Data
Mining in Ireland
Mining and the Environment
Legislation, Fees and Policy
The Exploration and Mining Division (EMD) is a line division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.
Regulation and permitting of exploration for and extraction of minerals (excluding
, stone, sand, gravel and clay);
Promoting inward investment;
Representing and protecting the State’s interests;
The exclusive right to work all minerals regardless of ownership (with a few minor exceptions);
Rehabilitation of former mine sites where the Minister has an identified role.
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