BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley:  BP shareholders voted on April 14 to oppose his  $20 million pay package for 2015, the rare revolt reflecting outrage after the British oil and gas company recorded its biggest annual loss. Photograph: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/Files

Chief executives’ outsized pay packages are again coming under scrutiny, following a host of controversial pay awards in recent weeks. A fortnight ago(...)

Martin Sorrell: said he had spent more than three decades building WPP from a £1m company into one capitalised at £21bn

Martin Sorrell, the septuagenarian boss of advertising giant WPP, doesn’t like the word “pay”. Instead, it seems, he prefers the term “reward” to desc(...)

The Iseq’s bigger companies had mixed fortunes with Ryanair shares down 0.5 per cent.  Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Most European and US markets were ahead yesterday, with the S&P 500 Index at a four-month high, as investors shook off oil’s losses on failed out(...)

 Eddy Collier will retain a link with BGE by joining its external advisory board. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eddy Collier, the managing director of Centrica Ireland, the owner of Bord Gáis Energy, has been tapped by its parent company for an international (...)

Wall Street was slightly higher in volatile trading on Thursday as a decline in biotech stocks offset gains in energy shares.

Crude oil prices rose on Thursday to their highest in three weeks on hopes for a pact among oil producers to cut output, while the dollar slipped on b(...)

Viridian’s  372-tonne gas turbine generator at its power plant in Huntstown,  north Dublin

The owners of Bord Gáis Energy and Airtricity are thought to be in the race to buy their rival Viridian after submitting first-round offers for the b(...)

Reports  indicated that British-based utility Centrica – owners of Bord Gáis –  is likely to bid for Viridian. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bord Gáis Energy’s owner Centrica is likely to be among the bidders for rival Viridian, when the deadline for first-round offers closes on Friday. V(...)

 PrePay Power CEO Andrew Collins. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

To build up one thriving business, practically from scratch, takes a lorry load of effort and no shortage of luck. To do it all over again takes eve(...)

Viridian’s Bahraini owner, Arcapita Bank BSC, is seeking first-round bids for Northern Ireland’s largest energy supplier next month.

Viridian’s Bahraini owner, Arcapita Bank BSC, is seeking first-round bids for Northern Ireland’s largest energy supplier next month, according to two (...)

Centrica managing director of Ireland Eddy Collier: “I love Ireland. It’s easy to live here.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eddy Collier’s office, five floors above Dublin’s leafy Grand Canal banks, is a comfortable affair: a large desk, a snug couch big enough for a pow(...)