David Lloyd

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The barn owl: there may be more kitschified cartoon owls on pencil cases in Irish classrooms than breeding pairs in the wild. Photograph: Birdwatch Ireland

Of the 450-odd species of bird we have in Ireland, barn owls must be one of the most enigmatic: full-moon faces, pearly-white feathered breasts, and d(...)

Gym membership in Ireland is the most expensive in the EU but it’s getting more competitive. Photograph: Irish Times Graphics

On the face of it Irish people are paying up for gym membership, with rates here among the highest in Europe. But this is partly down to the structure(...)

H&M’s new fitness range launched in December.

In January, fitness fashion becomes a hot topic in every sense. Working up a sweat at this time of the year can be a weighty issue for those of us wit(...)

Musgrave will initially supply up to 40 own-brand ambient products including SuperValu breakfast cereals, coffee, jam, biscuits and healthy snacks. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Wholesale retailer Musgrave has announced it is to begin exporting SuperValu own-brand products to China following a deal with Chinese e-commerce comp(...)

 “Ask and ye shall receive,” Tyson Fury told the Sky person. “I asked for a win. God gave me this win.” Photograph: Action Images via  Reuters/Lee Smith Livepic

Inclement, that. Indeed, every soul who ventured out to club championship games yesterday should be nominated for Sports Personality of the Y(...)

A meeting of university presidents and international policy experts at DCU heard that commercial rankings are at risk of skewing academic priorities.

University league tables are incentivising higher education institutions to chase international talent at the expense of local students from disadvant(...)

In 2008, the gun that was used to kill John F Kennedy’s assassin was auctioned off as part of “a pop culture collection”. Other items included the (...)

The best dystopian novels are really about the societies in which they are written and not exercises in futurology

Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper spontaneously ignites. It inspired the title of Ray Bradbury’s novel about a future in which firemen (...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, walks to a monetary policy committee briefing inside the central bank’s headquarters in London.

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England both took the unorthodox step of offering explicit guidance on low future interest rates yesterda(...)

Herb Hribar, chief executive of Eircom

Eircom chief executive Herb Hribar enters the boardroom of its impressive offices overlooking Heuston Station smiling but looking a tad weary. (...)

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