Minerals and their products are essential to modern-day living.  We need minerals because they are the essential raw materials for almost all goods we use.  They support the way we live today and the way we expect to live in the future as we address the many challenges facing society.  As we seek to produce minerals in a sustainable manner, the Geological Survey provides data, maps, interpretations and advice on matters related to minerals, their use and their development.  There is an old saying which says 'if it can't be grown it has to be mined' which remains true in today's rapidly changing world.  We explain the importance of minerals, why they are needed and connect everyday goods and objects to the raw materials which make them.

​​Our activities include the provision of Minerals information, representation at various bodies and working groups.

​Explore the data and maps compiled by the Minerals programme.

Explore the research initiatives taking place in the Minerals programme.



https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Introduction-to-the-European-Ground-Motion-Service0912-4873.aspxIntroduction to the European Ground Motion ServiceGeotechnical Society of Ireland and Geological Survey Ireland are co-hosting a free half day course on the European Ground Motion Service (EGMS). The EGMS is a Copernicus Service devoted to the monitoring of land deformation phenomena. 11/09/2023 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Du-Noyer-photo-competition.aspx2023 Du Noyer photographic competitionLaunch of 2023 Du Noyer photographic competition by Geological Survey Ireland and the Irish Geological Association. Closing date is Friday, 29 September. 21/08/2023 23:00:00



https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Green-Metals-Demand-Arising-from-Decarbonisation-of-Energy-and-Transport-Sectors.aspxGreen Metals Report Release07/03/2023 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Leaving_Certificate_Resource_booklet_2021.aspxGeoscience for Leaving Certificate Geography CPD Programme Resource Booklet26/04/2022 23:00:00