After the collapse deep underground, the surface of Magheracloone Mitchells GAA pitch beside the community centre also began to subside. Two community centre buildings soon had gashes running up their sides – cracks so pronounced it looked like the structures could collapse at any minute. Large tracts of south Co Monaghan, including the gypsum mining area, are underpinned by Carboniferous limestone. Mícheál McGrane wants it reopened as soon as possible and is worried about the long-term stability of the main R179 road. “Gyproc fully recognises that while these matters are not unusual in mining, these events do impact the local community,” the company said.
Source: The Irish Times January 12, 2019 04:52 UTC