Dublin: Clash of priorities around the coast
October 19, 2022

The challenges faced in Clontarf in Dublin are likely to be mirrored across Ireland in the coming years, as coastal communities and the state grapple with how to protect against flood risk, while also preserving much-loved environments.

Author: Lois Kapila

Lois Kapila is an editor and reporter at Dublin Inquirer. In recent years, she has mainly covered the city's affordable housing crisis but is now working to also build up coverage around climate change. In 2019, she was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Journalism and Prix Europa's European Journalist of the Year.

An elderly man stands on a residential beach walkway, while a wave comes towards him, illustration by Walker Gawande
Sinking Cities

Dublin: Clash of priorities around the coast

The challenges faced in Clontarf in Dublin are likely to be mirrored across Ireland in the coming years, as coastal communities and the state grapple with how to protect against flood risk, while also preserving much-loved environments.

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