Monaghan sinkholes: ‘The mining is a cancer in our parish’

Families displaced from their Magheracloone homes by subsidence want solutions

When Damien Martin’s father moved into his modest, 1950s-style bungalow on the side of the old R179 Carrickmacross to Kingscourt road in Co Monaghan, he probably didn’t think a lot about the 250-million-year-old red mudstone and gypsum deposits buried deep beneath his feet.

Nor could he possibly have envisaged the climate change that, more than half a century later, would produce a summer of exceptional drought, the knock-on effects of which would impact his son’s...
source: Irish Times

2019-01-12 17:31
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