Ireland, Inc., (IRLD) an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in the United States. It owns a 100% interest in the Columbus project comprising 128 mineral and millsite claims with gold, silver, and calcium carbonate deposits, as well as has rights to an additional 147 mineral claims located in the Columbus Salt Marsh in Esmeralda County, Nevada. The company also holds a 100% interest in the Ireland claim consisting of one unpatented mineral lode claim located in the Yellow Pine Mining District in Clark County, Nevada. In addition, it has interests in the Red Mountain project comprising 60 mineral claims with gold, silver, and tungsten deposits covering approximately 7,500 acres in San Bernardino County and Kern County, California. The company was formerly known as Merritt Ventures Corp. and changed its name to Ireland, Inc. in December 2005. Ireland, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is based in Henderson, Nevada.
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Douglas Birnie - President and Director
Mr. Birnie was a founder of Columbus Group Communications Inc., a privately-owned company that was acquired by TELUS Corp., one of Canada's leading telecommunications companies, in 2001. He earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1994. In 1998, Mr. Birnie received the Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year Award," a Business Development Bank of Canada "Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award;" and was named by Business in Vancouver as one of the top "40 under 40," which recognizes Vancouver's 40 most remarkable business achievers under the age of 40.
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Robert McDougal - Chief Financial Officer and Director
Mr. McDougal, a Certified Public Accountant, was a director and officer of GEXA Gold Corporation, a publicly-traded mining company, from 1985 to 2001. He was one of the founders of Millennium Mining Corporation, which has been merged into Gold Summit Corporation, a publicly-traded company. He served on the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants Committee on Natural Resources for seven years, including four years as chairman.
Michael Steele - Director
Mr. Steele compiled an impressive record of building shareholder value through the creation, expansion and sale of companies in the engineering and specialty foods industries during the 1980s and 1990s. He is currently a Principal in Avonlea Investments/Steele Consulting, which provides business, financial, technology and strategic consulting services to private and publicly traded natural resource companies in North America. He is also an active investor in the Intermediate Canadian Oil and Gas sector.
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|Columbus Project now 100% owned in Nevada's Columbus Basin || ||Red Mountain Project located in the historical Rand Mining District in California. |
|INSIDER TRANSACTIONS REPORTED - LAST TWO YEARS |
|Date ||Insider ||Shares ||Type ||Transaction ||Value* |
|14-Aug-09 ||BIRNIE DOUGLAS DG |
|100,000 ||Indirect ||Purchase at $0.45 per share. ||$45,000 |
|24-Jun-09 ||BRENNAN MARK H |
|10,000 ||Direct ||Statement of Ownership ||N/A |
|20-Feb-08 ||CHIZMAR LAWRENCE E JR |
|201,799 ||Direct ||Statement of Ownership ||N/A |
|14-Dec-07 ||STEELE MICHAEL ANTHONY |
|400,000 ||Indirect ||Statement of Ownership ||N/A |
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