Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Ceisteanna (1104)

Seán Kyne

Ceist:

1104. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the extent of the area in counties Galway and Mayo for which an exploration company (details supplied) has received an exploration licence; when the licence was awarded; when it expires; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10378/16]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The exploration company about which the Deputy is enquiring does not hold any prospecting licences in counties Galway or Mayo.  The company holds one prospecting licence in County Limerick.

Details of all licence transactions are published in the six-monthly report to the Oireachtas. The most recent report is for the six month period ending the 31 December 2015 and is available on my Department’s website:

http://www.dcenr.gov.ie/natural-resources/en-ie/Pages/Publication/Six-Month-Report-to-the-Oireachtas-under-Minerals-Development-Acts.aspx.