Petition update

Progress to Date

alannah robins
Moyard, Ireland

Jul 22, 2019 — 

Thank you for your support for this campaign. We have now over 6500 signatures which is great. While the threat of this prospecting license is still very worrying, quite a lot of progress has been made at a local level.

Here is an update -

A committee has been formed, they can be contacted at protectconnemara@gmail.com

The committee went to Brussels, invited by Luke Flanagan to meet with the European Commission.

They have also met:

Clare Daly and Mick Wallace

Mairead McGuinness's assistant

Sean Kyne 

Interview in Irish independent
Interview with Lorna Siggins on Sunday 21 July
Speaking to Taisce on Monday 22 July 
No word yet from any Ministers re enviromental screening
Campaign and posters evident in Ballyconnneely and Roundstone this weekend.
Hard copy petition in all shops and businesses in Ballyconneely and Roundstone
Fliers distributed with all politicians details on - so contact them
Go Fund Me set up - already over 300e after one day.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/tds-object-to-gold-and-silver-mining-connemara-bid-938023.html

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/irreversible-damage-locals-fear-potential-connemara-gold-mine-would-devastate-the-environment-and-peoples-health-38317154.html?fbclid=IwAR2H7wX9PJ6pqVV8MGRfWNTWdl_cvQK4vicPGiHnmgONJfOH31SROJdhjjk

Further research has revealed that similar threats exist in the Maam valley, and that the process is at a more advanced state of development. Link to article attached below.

Please keep sharing this petition, so we can gather as much support as possible. Thank you.


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