10 January 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Mining company criticised for lack of contact with Magheracloone residents

Peter Hughes

Mining company Gyproc were criticised at Monday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council in Castleblayney for what was perceived as their lack of contact and interaction with the people of Magheracloone in the aftermath of the major subsidence incident there in September, and following the discovery on December 19 last of a fresh crown hole in the area.

The actions taken by Monaghan Co Council to deal with the December 19 incident, including the closure for a second time of the local LP9400 road and the introduction of traffic diversions, were outlined to the meeting by Chief Executive Eamonn O’Sullivan. It was agreed that a meeting will take place later this week between elected members of the Council and Magheracloone residents, with Cathaoirleach David Maxwell indicating that a future special meeting of the Council would be convened to discuss the issue if that was the desire of the local people.

Technical information from testing carried out in the aftermath of the recent crown hole occurrence is expected to be available at a meeting on Tuesday, January 15 next between the Co Council, Gyproc, specialist consultants and representatives of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment. At the outset of Monday’s meeting, Chief Executive Eamonn O’Sullivan delivered the following report to the members: “On the afternoon of December 19 2018, Monaghan…

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