The Irish fuels-to-healthcare-to-technology conglomerate will gain a 4.2 per cent share of the French retail motor fuels market with the Esso Express deal

DCC is on the hunt to buy more European chains of unmanned fuel stations, following its announcement yesterday it has agreed a €106 million deal to b(...)

A trader watches his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. US stocks fluctuated, after the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index produced its biggest two-day gain since April, as investors watched geopolitical developments and energy shares sank. Photograph: Reuters

Both European and US stocks fell with the euro amid concern over conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East. German investor confidence, reported by the(...)

US president Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington yesterday.  Photograph: Mike Theiler/EPA

The US military conducted two additional air strikes against Islamic State forces near the city of Arbil in northern Iraq this evening, the Pentagon s(...)

US president Barack Obama: to announce African investment plan at US-Africa Business Forum. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

American companies pledged new investment in Africa today as part of $14 billion (€10.4 billion) in construction, clean energy, banking and informatio(...)

Casey Kasem, who has died aged 82, was a man who never claimed to love rock ‘n’ roll but who nevertheless built a long and lucrative career from it,(...)

Annie Sloan with her husband David Manuel, who runs the business with her; son Felix Sloan, a graphic designer and creative director of the company; Lizzy Brown, Felix’s partner, who is the company’s marketing manager, and Anne Sloan’s first grandchild, Willow. Photographs: Fresh Style Hoffman and Stephen Devries

Annie Sloan is considered the queen of paint. Her chalk paint brand was established 24 years ago, but it took the banking crisis of 2010 for it to bec(...)

A Chevron  oil tanker sits at the end of the Richmond Refinery in California. Ireland is to sign its largest maritime training contract ever this week with Chevron Shipping, which transports fuel worldwide for Chevron. Photo: Bloomberg

Ireland is to sign its largest maritime training contract ever this week with Chevron Shipping, which transports fuel worldwide for Chevron, the world(...)

Investors continud to react positively to the announcement that Dragon Oil expects to drill 14-16 wells this year
Dragon Oil lifts Iseq index higher

European shares were little changed today, having retreated earlier in the day as steel pipe makers Tenaris and Vallourec slid 4.5 per cent aft(...)

European negotiators, hoping to cut fuel bills, are pressing their US counterparts in Washington this week on including energy exports in a transatlan(...)

The area west of Shetland where the Rosebank field was discovered in 2004 is virtually the only part of UK waters where oil and gas reserves have yet to be exploited

Chevron, the US oil group, has raised doubts if it will proceed with its £6 billion (€7bn) Rosebank oil project 130km west of the Shetland Islands, a (...)