In November 2018, 380 ‘Sea bees’ were placed on Portrane beach as a temporary measure to help slow down the damage caused by erosion. Pic: Ciara O’Loughlin

SWEPT BY THE SEA: Dublin Woman's Home falls onto beach from Coastal Erosion and her Dad's Home is now at Risk

Across the world we are seeing the effects of climate change, however, residents of Portrane in North County Dublin are experiencing first-hand its devastating consequences.

‘I’m left with nothing. I’m on the wrong side of 50 and no financial institution is going to touch me with a barge pole for a mortgage or a loan.’

These are the words of Grainne Hannigan. She had to evacuate her home in March 2018 due to coastal erosion and now her father’s home, where she has been forced to live, is at imminent risk.

The back wall of Grainne’s home fell onto the beach in April 2019. Pic: RTE News 12

Grainne was given the notice to vacate her property by Fingal County Council in March 2018 after the Beast from the East and Storm Emma battered her property.

The house wasn’t demolished until April 2019 when the back wall of the house physically fell onto the beach.

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