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Dalradian mine plan 'would bring timely benefit to economy'

But opponents say they're still against Co Tyrone project

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Mine craft: The Dalradian project has sparked a lot of opposition in the Co Tyrone area

Mine craft: The Dalradian project has sparked a lot of opposition in the Co Tyrone area

Mine craft: The Dalradian project has sparked a lot of opposition in the Co Tyrone area

A controversial gold-silver-copper mine in Co Tyrone would bring a "significant and timely stimulus" to the economy for over 25 years if it gets planning permission, a review said today.

Research by business advisory firm EY, commissioned by Canadian mining company Dalradian, said the Curraghinalt mine would build "a more prosperous, competitive and regionally balanced economy".

It has said that the building of the mine would bring a £158m boost to the construction sector and when up and running, would generate a further £21m in salaries and £46m in supply chain expenditure annually. An additional £360m will be invested in capital equipment.


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