EPISODE 7 – BaldPolitiKs – 18 January 2017 (Cormac Mc Aleer (SOS) – Gold Mine in Greencastle, Co. Tyrone)

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Margaret Mead – “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 

Welcome to the first BaldPolitiKs of 2017, 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 18 January 2017 where the world focus is back on west Co. Tyrone in the north of Ireland and the proposed Dalradian gold mine in the Greencastle/Gortin/Rousky area. I’m speaking with Cormac Mc Aleer of the community organisation Save Our Sperrins who oppose the gold mine and we’ll find out exactly why in a moment.

This controversy was also featured on BaldPolitiKs last November when I visited the area and spoke to some concerned local families.

But before we get to that let’s have a look at some significant happenings on this day the 18 January. Read more…

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