Heated argument at Council meeting over Magheracloone subsidence

Monaghan County Council’s monthly meeting became heated yesterday when Councillors discussed the recent subsidence in Magheracloone.

Sinn Féin’s Colm Carthy brought a motion calling for an independent investigation into the circumstances leading up to the collapse at the Gyproc mine. However that was defeated. Sinn Féin’s seven members supported and the seven other Councillors voting against – the tie meant the casting vote of Caothaoirleach David Maxwell was needed.

He voted against the proposal. Councillors were told that a Gyproc investigation had been carried out, with the results independently verified by the Department. But Colm Carthy says people in Magheracloone are still waiting for answers: