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Minister Coveney statement regarding Tara Mines

“I welcome today’s announcement by Tara Mines of their intention to publish a rescue plan early in the new year, and to target a resumption of operations at the mine in the second quarter of 2024 with the support of the Boliden Group.

“I am very conscious of the ongoing impact that the closure of the mine is having on workers and their families, and on the wider community in County Meath. The government recognises the strategic importance of the mining sector and we are committed to providing all possible assistance to facilitate an early reopening at Tara.

“Tara Mines has been officially onboarded as an Enterprise Ireland client, and Enterprise Ireland are actively engaging with the company on supports that can assist with an accelerated and sustainable resumption of operations.

“There are a number of factors that will impact on a reopening date and the relevant government departments and agencies will continue to support ongoing efforts to address these.”