Providence, the Irish oil and gas exploration and appraisal company, said on Tuesday that it has deferred an appraisal/exploration well at its Spanish(...)

Shareholder advisory firm Glass Lewis benchmarked Petroceltic’s performance, in terms of total shareholder returns, against peers including Circle Oil, Afren and Cairn Energy. Photograph: Thinkstock

A report by the shareholder advisory firm Glass Lewis on the dispute between Petroceltic International and its dissident 28 per cent shareholder, Wor(...)

Carlsberg: results on Wednesday
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TODAY Results: Amlin; Bovis Homes; Fastnet Oil & Gas. Indicators: Euro zone trade balance (June). TOMORROW Results: BHP Billiton; Cairn Energy; C(...)

One significant oil discovery off the Irish coast may be “enough” to supply all of the country’s oil needs and more, according to Irish exploration fi(...)

AstraZeneca shares tumbled more than 11 per cent, helping to pull both the FTSE 100 in London and the pan-European FTSE Eurofirst 300 equity indices down 0.2 per cent.

Fresh uncertainty over the prospects for the Chinese economy and renewed worries about current equity valuations made for a cautious day in the market(...)

European stocks fell, after posting the biggest advance in two weeks, as investors watched the developments in Ukraine. US index futures declined, while Asian shares rose. Photo: Bloomberg

European stocks fell, after posting the biggest advance in two weeks, as investors watched the developments of the situation in Ukraine. (...)

Cairn Energy plans a $400 million drilling campaign this year, making it its busiest year in a decade. Photograph: Cairn Energy

Cairn Energy has suffered another setback in its ambitions to establish Morocco as a frontier oil and gas province following the failure of a t(...)

Out today: Euro zone consumer price index
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MONDAY Meetings: Acer; Avid Technology. Indicators: Euro zone consumer price index (Feb); US industrial production (Feb). TUESDAY Result(...)

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TODAYResults: Boston Scientific; Zynga. Meetings: Senior enterprise forum (Knightsbridge Hotel, Co Meath).Indicators: Irish quarterly institutional se(...)

Spanish Point is the third of six wells explored as part of Providence Resources multi-basin drilling programme. Pictures if the  Barryroe Well in the Celtic Sea. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke.

The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has approved Cairn Energy’s farm-in deal to explore the Spanish Point site off the west(...)