Emirates National Oil, owner of 53 per cent of Dragon, said it intends to offer 735 pence a share, a premium of 44 per cent from March 13th, the day before the talks were initially disclosed. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Emirates National Oil Co. proposed to buy the shares in Dragon Oil Plc it doesn’t already own, valuing the Dubai-based producer at about £3.6 billion (...)

Petroceltic said the project remains on track to deliver first sales gas in the first quarter of 2018

Dublin-based exploration firm Petroceltic and its partners has awarded the drilling contract for the Ain Tsila gas field in Algeria to the Chinese com(...)

Brian O’Cathain, chief executive officer, at  Petroceltic. The explorer has agreed with its partner to withdraw from the Dinarta licence in Kurdistan region of Iraq.   Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin-based oil and gas explorer Petroceltic International has agreed with its partner to withdraw from the Dinarta licence in Kurdistan region of Ir(...)

 Petroceltic chief executive officer Brian O’Cathain survived the attempted putsch by its 28 per cent shareholder Worldview. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Computershare, the global business services company that collated the votes at a fraught Petroceltic International EGM on Wednesday, has rejected cri(...)

Angelo Moskov, CEO Worldview Capital, speaking watched by Alasdair Robinson, company secretary, Robert Adair, chairman, Brian O’Cathain, chief executive officer at the Petroceltic EGM, in Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Security was tight in the Royal College of Physicians for Petroceltic’s extraordinary general meeting, called by its biggest shareholder Worldview Cap(...)

Brian O’Cathain, Chief Executive Officer, at the Petroceltic EGM, in Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Petroceltic’s Brian O’Cathain can pat himself on the back for a job well done after comprehensively seeing off a challenge yesterday from activist inv(...)

Brian O’Cathain, chief executive of  explorer Petroceltic International, has survived an attempt to oust him Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Brian O’Cathain, the chief executive of oil explorer Petroceltic International who survived an attempt by Worldview Capital to oust him at a shareh(...)

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(...)

 Aer Lingus: results out tomorrow.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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TODAY Meetings: Global Law Summit (London, to Wed). Indicators: US existing home sales (Jan); UK CBI distributive trades survey (Jan); German IFO (Fe(...)

The Royal College of Physicians is the battleground next Wednesday in one of the more intriguing corporate battles of recent times, when Worldview Cap(...)