Ireland has extensive high quality existing infrastructure including sealed roads, heavy rail, underutilised processing plants, available electricity and water and a very capable domestic labour market/force.

Ireland was ranked as the most competitive country in the Eurozone by the annual IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, which assesses the ability of nations to create and maintain an environment in which enterprises can compete globally.



It has one of the most advanced and competitive telecommunications infrastructures in Europe, a highly competitive utility network and a well-established and highly efficient transportation system.


Why Zinc?

Strong Fundamentals

  • Zinc is the LME’s best performer in 2016.

  • LME zinc stockpiles are at 12 year lows, declining for the past four years.

  • Forecast to be a large deficit for the next two years and beyond.

  • Additional 3.0 - 3.5Mt zinc needed for the next 5 years to meet forecast demand and balance current deficit.



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