Ian Young

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The latest evaluation of coastal flooding risk up to the end of the century combines climate science with likely economic impacts and possible outcome(...)

Flood protection barrier at Laytown beach, Co Meath. Photograph: iStock

Coastal flooding across the world is set to rise by almost 50 per cent due to climate change in the next 80 years, endangering many millions of people(...)

The North’s Minister for Health Robin Swann outside Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

For the fourteenth consecutive day the North’s Department of Health has reported no coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland, leaving the total number o(...)

 Dr Ronan Glynn, acting chief medical officer,  said a decision on reopening pubs on August 10th would only be made in the week beforehand, and based on the number of cases at the time. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

The country is in a “position of high uncertainty at the moment” as the R-number, or the reproductive rate of the virus, has increased above 1 to pote(...)

There have been  4,732 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, with a total of 53,704 people tested. Stock photograph: David Ramos/Getty

There were calls for people to observe social distancing rules as the latest figures from the Department of Health showed that two more people died in(...)

The North’s Minister for Health Robin Swann: ‘We need to make sure that as an Executive that we don’t take decisions that risks lives or undermines public safety.’ Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Nine more people have died in Northern Ireland with Covid-19, the North’s Department of Health said on Thursday afternoon, bringing the total number o(...)

Northern Ireland’s  Minister for Health  Robin Swann. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Ireland is “at, or very close to” the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the scientist responsible for modelling the virus’s prog(...)

Celtic’s Jeremie Frimpong opens the scoring against Hibs. Photograph: Steve Welsh/PA

Celtic 2 Hibernian 0 Celtic ensured their removal from the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership was brief with a deserved 2-0 win over Hibernian at Parkh(...)

The spectacular display of produce at the Totally Terrific Tomato Festival at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. Photograph: Jonathan Hession

How totally terrific are your tomatoes this year? The reason I ask is that the utterly splendiferous annual event that is the Totally Terrific Tomato(...)

Persicaria ampexicaulis ‘fat Domino’.  Photograph:  Richard Johnston

Most keen gardeners can rattle off a list of the popular hardy perennials that act as the colourful mainstays of the late summer garden. Well-known e(...)

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