Dáil Éireann - Volume 184 - 16 November, 1960
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fluorine Compounds: Native Sources.
Mr. Ryan Mr. Ryan
38. Mr. Ryan asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce whether Ireland has any native sources of fluorine compounds; and, if so, whether they are (1) commercially exploitable and (2) being now exploited.
Mr. J. Lynch Mr. J. Lynch
 Mr. J. Lynch: Fluorine bearing minerals are known to occur in small quantities at a number of localities in Ireland. Only in South Connemara and North Clare, however, have they been found in sufficient quantities to suggest that there is any possibility of their being exploited even on a small scale.
I understand that small quantities of fluorspar which is the principal commercial mineral source of fluorine were extracted by Mianrai Teoranta at Doolin, Co. Clare, in the period 1943-'47, and recently, under a State Mining Permission, at Kilweelran, near Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare.
Dáil Éireann 184 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Fluorine Compounds: Native Sources.