Connemara Mining chairman John Teeling: the zinc industry is finally coming back to life. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Exploration firm Connemara Mining has awarded an exploration licence for a zinc prospect in Co Kilkenny.The Prospecting License 3313 is located to the(...)

Lisheen Mine in Co Tipperary, where Mario Francis (49)  was killed in a rock fall on Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The body of the mine-worker killed in an underground rockfall on Thursday will be repatriated to his native Philippines(...)

Lisheen Mine in Co Tipperary. Photograph:Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A driver has been killed by a rockfall inside a mine in Ireland. The man in his 40s was buried in the loader he had been operating in a shaft o(...)