4 January 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

Another sinkhole was discovered close to the L4900 Drumgossatt Road, Magheracloone by Gyproc on December 19th, which necessitated the closure of the road by Monaghan County Council the next day. Gyproc claims that the latest subsidence incident has nothing to do with the initial collapse of an unused part of Drumgossatt mine in September.

Cathaoirleach of Carrickmacross/Castleblayney Municipal District Colm Carthy broke the news of this latest sinkhole on social media one day after we went to press. The Sinn Féin representative later issued a statement on foot of a request from this newspaper: “The current situation in Magheracloone, specifically in the Knocknacran and Drumgossatt area, is completely farcical. Wardell Armstrong (mining specialists) were hired by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment (DCCAE) as an independent oversight company to check and verify SRK consultants report (SRK were hired by Gyproc). “That SRK report has not been published publicly because they were hired by a commercial industry but I think, at this stage, to hell with commercial sensitivity, the people…

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