Concerned residents are set to meet in Gibbstown tonight to discuss possible plans by Tara Mines to extend its tailings pond outside Navan.

In 2016, Meath County Council granted permission to extend the tailings pond by a further 143 acres north of Randalstown towards the Kilberry to Gibbstown Road.

At this time, locals say assurances were given by the company that the facility used to store waste materials would not be extended any further.

Tonight’s meeting will take place in Gibbstown Hall and gets underway at 8pm