There was a subsidence event in Co. Monaghan on 24 September 2018, which affected the Magheracloone GAA club and the associated Community Centre. SRK Consulting (SRK) were commissioned to investigate this subsidence event. SRK is a consultancy company working for St Gobain Mining (Ireland) Ltd, the operator of the Drummond and Drumgoosat Mines. SRK has previously undertaken work on the stability of underground mine workings in the area.
Following SRK's report on the investigation into this subsidence event, the Exploration and Mining Division of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment commissioned Wardell Armstrong, a multidisciplinary engineering, environmental and mining consultancy, to independently review and verify the findings of SRK's work.
Wardell Armstrong's report entitled 'Investigation of the Collapse of Workings at Drumgoosat; An Independent Review of the Works Completed by SRK' was published on 17 December 2018 and is available for download below.
Independent Review of Investigation into Collapse of Workings at Drumgoosat, Co. Monaghan (pdf, 3MB)