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Welcome to BaldPolitiKs, where we take an alternative look at the world of politics and give a voice to the unheard.
I’m Peter Kearney and this is the 23 November 2016 where the world focus is on Ireland and in particular the small agricultural communities in the Greencastle area of west Co. Tyrone.
While this part of Tyrone is listed as an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), a Canadian gold exploration company called Dalradian are proposing to commence mining there for gold. It’s called the Curraghinalt Gold Project and a number of local residents are extremely concerned about it and the damage it may do to their locality.
I went to Tyrone to meet with some of these residents to discuss their fears. Attempts were also made to include Dalradian in this programme but they did not respond to my requests. It is hoped to have them on in the near future.
But before we get to that let’s have a look at some significant happenings on this day the 23 November. Read more…