A preliminary report into a severe land subsidence in Co Monaghan is to be presented to Monaghan County Council later today.
Council to receive report into Monaghan mine collapse
A local school was evacuated andplaying fields at a nearby GAA club subsided after part of a disused mine collapsed at Magheracloone.
Two further sinkholes appeared close to the GAA pitch yesterday.
Officials from Monaghan County Council and An Garda Síochána met with representatives of mining company Gyproc Ireland yesterday evening.
An initial inspection of the site revealed a significant subsidence around 120m in diameter, close to theMagheracloone Mitchells GAA club.
Two crown holes around 8mwide have developed as a result of further settlement within this area.
The council saidmonitoring and measurement of conditions will continue over the coming days.
Monaghan County Council says it has engaged with the Department of Environment and the Geological Survey of Ireland to verify the results from the early stage of the investigation into the collapse.
The Chief Executive of Monaghan County Council, Eamon O’Sullivan, has said trafficrestrictions will remain in place until he receives thepreliminary report.
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