Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Questions (1103)

Seán Kyne

Question:

1103. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent of lands covered under an exploration licence granted to a company (details supplied) and when the licence expired. [10324/16]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The company about which the Deputy is enquiring was granted two prospecting licences in 1968 in south Mayo.  Both licences were held from 9 May 1967 and expired on 30 April 1977.

One of the licences was held over prospecting licence area number 742 which is approximately 24.06 square kilometres, and the other licence was held over prospecting licence area number 743 which is approximately 29.81 square kilometres.

My Department makes all exploration work reports which are at least six years old available for public release.  Exploration work reports in relation to the licences held by the company concerned can be searched for at the link below using the prospecting licence area numbers 742 and 743:

http://gis.dcenr.gov.ie/imf/sites/ExplorationCompanyReports/textinputscreen.html.