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The Minerals programme frequently provides presentations to the public and stakeholders. These include TV appearances, radio interviews, leading field trips to Irish locations and providing talks for professional bodies.
In January 2022, Head of the Mineral Programme, Eoin McGrath spoke with Kieran Cuddihy on The Hard Shoulder produced by NewsTalk.
The show aired on the 18th of January 2022 and you can listen to the show on the GoLoud Player by clicking HERE. The section about lithium exploration begins from 1:33:50 and ends at 1:45:00.
Note: The GoLoud website works best via Google Chrome. Press the play button and then the "X" to the right in order to be able to navigate through the Podcast, or you can download their app.
Head of Minerals, Eoin McGrath took part in GSI's Research Night in 2021 along side Sarah Blake form the Geothermal Programme and Katie Tedd from the Groundwater and Geothermal Unit. The night was hosted by Marcus Stewart, sceinec enthusiast and Producer of RTE's "Eco Eye". The event took place on Novermber 24th 2022.
The topic for the night was:
"Can Geoscience Help Reduce the Impact of Climate Change in Ireland?"
The discussion focused on how geoscience research can help us to understand, and reduce, the impact of climate change on our natural systems. Eoin talked about how we best manage our mineral resources in the face of increasing demand including 'green' technologies.
You can watch the vido on GSI's YouTube Channel HERE.
Head of the Minerals Programme, Eoin McGrath featured in Episode 3, Season 5 of RTÉ's "10 Things to Know About...". The episode first aired on RTÉ One, on Monday 25th of November 2019 at 20.30.
Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Kathriona Devereux and Jonathan McCrea investigated with Siobhán Power and Eoin McGrath the geology of metals, finding out about the technology and techniques used to locate and safely extract them from the ground to be used in everything from toothpaste to phones.
Unfortunately, the episode is not currently available via the RTÉ Player, but you can find more information on 10 Things to Know About... HERE. The series is occasionally repeated so keep an eye out for it!