Two new sinkholes have appeared close to a GAA pitch in Co Monaghan which suffered severe subsidence yesterday.

Properties close to the site of the collapse are being examined to see if they are at risk.

Officials from Monaghan County Council and gardaí have met with representatives of Gyproc Ireland this afternoon.

In a statement, the council said that a team of geologists have commenced their investigations into the incident this morning.

An initial inspection of the site has revealed a basin of depression measuring around 120m in diameter close to the GAA Clubhouse and community buildings.

Two crown holes around 8m wide have developed as a result of settlement within that basin.

The council said that monitoring and measurement of conditions will continue over the coming days.

Traffic restrictions will remain in place near Carrickmacross following the subsidence.

Chief Executive of Monaghan County Council Eamon O’Sullivan has said the restrictions will remain in place until he receives a preliminary report from the mining company into what caused the incident.

He also said that the mining company said that the two new sink holes which appeared today are part of the original collapse.

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