DRUMGOSSATT ROAD REOPENS

29 August 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

It was confirmed last night (Wednesday) that the Drumgossatt Road (LP4900), which has been closed since before Christmas, was to reopen with immediate effect. The news was conveyed to the meeting of the Stakeholders’ Forum, which took place yesterday evening in Carrickmacross Civic Offices.

The meeting was previously deferred because Monaghan County Council had referred the LP4900 issue to its insurers, Irish Public Bodies. (See Monaghan County Council’s statement on the matter in Carrickmacross News). The Local Authority’s announcement came in the aftermath of the unlawful removal of barriers from either end of the closed road on Sunday night/Monday morning.

The Northern Standard received an anonymous tip-off on Monday that the barriers had been taken from the LP4900 and dumped at the entrance to the former Drumgossatt underground mine operated by Gyproc. A senior Garda source confirmed that Carrickmacross Garda Station had received a number of reports of this nature from the general public and that Monaghan County Council and…

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