(Wednesday 26 September, 2018 – 8.00 pm)
Monaghan County Council officials; members of An Garda Siochana; along with members from the Exploration and Mining Division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and a representative from the EPA met with representatives of Gyproc Ireland this afternoon.
Mining engineers and geologists engaged by Gyproc Ireland have inspected the site and have compiled a Preliminary Assessment Report. The report states that no further geological activity has been detected on the site. Further, more detailed, geological assessment is necessary to ascertain the conditions beneath the R179 Kingscourt to Carrickmacross Road and the L4900 Drumgossat road.
Gyproc’s team are working to provide this detailed information as soon as possible. In the interim, the Carrickmacross/Kingscourt Road (R179) will remain closed from Drumgossatt Crossroads to O’Rourkes Filling Station at Drummond. In addition, the LP4900 to Drumgossatt will also remain closed to traffic. Traffic between Carrickmacross and Kingscourt is being diverted via Shercock. The road closures are projected to remain in effect until mid-October.
The area in the vicinity of the Clubhouse remains closed to the public. Monaghan Co. Council reiterates that the site is unsafe and advises all members of the public to avoid the area and to observe the detours in place.
An Garda Siochana and Monaghan County Council will continue to liaise with Gyproc and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment over the coming days.
Monaghan County Council