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What is ‘solastalgia’? First time planning application in Ireland has been told to address the phenomenon

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Boring details: The lands near Carrickmacross in Monaghan which partially collapsed following mining by the company Gyproc

Boring details: The lands near Carrickmacross in Monaghan which partially collapsed following mining by the company Gyproc

Boring details: The lands near Carrickmacross in Monaghan which partially collapsed following mining by the company Gyproc

A mining company has been told it must address the emotional and psychological impact of its Irish operations in what is believed to be the first time a planning application has been directed to consider ecological grief or ‘solastalgia’.

Gyproc, which owns the gypsum mines in Co Monaghan, is seeking planning permission for a new open cast mine in the county.


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