According to Bird Watch Ireland, gulls are useful scavengers and provide a service to towns and cities. Photograph: Thinkstock

Herring gulls have been making a nuisance of themselves in towns and cities, snatching mobile phones and grabbing food from tables and hands. Senator (...)

 European Council President Donald Tusk:  “I am really afraid of this ideological or political contagion, not financial contagion, of this Greek crisis”. Photograph:  EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

A spectre is haunting Europe following the economic and financial upheavals of recent years and that spectre is political chaos. In Ireland it is evid(...)

 CSO figures show Irish people love their cars, which made up three quarters of journeys made between October and December.   File photograph: Dave Meehan

One-in-five journeys made by Irish people last year were for distances of less than 2km yet over half of us still use the car for such journeys. The(...)

Minister for the Environment. The EU statistics agency, Eurostat has comprehensively rejected the Government’s case to classify Irish Water as an independent entity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Eurostat, the EU statistics agency, has comprehensively rejected the Government’s case to classify Irish Water as an independent entity, according to (...)

GDP grew 1.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the final quarter of 2014. But GNP, which strips out the impact of multinational profit flows, declined 0.8 per cent quarter-on-quarter

Ireland’s economy grew by more than 6 per cent in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2014, new figures reveal. (...)

Central Bank chief economist Gabriel Fagan, and Gillian Phelan, head of monetary policy, at the press conference on the Central Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Central Bank has questioned the economic case for an expansionary budget next year, saying there is no need for fiscal policy to support activity(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly said he would be seeking a review of Eurostat’s decision at the earliest opportunity. File photograph: Dave Meehan

A heated row has broken out between the Central Statistics Office and Eurostat over the EU agency’s ruling on Irish Water. The CSO alleged there we(...)

If motor trade vehicles are excluded, the volume of sales was up by 0.4 per cent versus the previous month and by 5.8 compared to the same month in 2014

The volume of retail sales recorded last month fell by 3.9 per cent when compared to May but was up 5.4 per cent on an annual basis, according to new (...)

John Tierney,  managing director of  Irish Water. File  photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The State funds spent on Irish Water will have to stay on the exchequer balance sheet until 2020, under a decision by Eurostat, the EU statistics agen(...)

Dublin house prices  fell by 0.4 per cent in June, but are still 11.1 per cent higher than in June 2014.

Residential property prices increased by 10.7 per cent nationally in the year to June, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office. T(...)