Former Italian prime minister Mario Monti warned anti-Brussels sentiment and rising populism in France threatened to blow the bloc’s Franco-German axis apart. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Aramark eyes Avoca US food services group Aramark Corporation is lining up a takeover bid for the Avoca retail chain, and could make an offer within w(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly has been gradually winding down his stake in INM since losing control of the business in 2012. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

Sir Anthony O’Reilly has reduced his shareholding in Independent News & Media (INM), a company he controlled for almost 40 years, to below 3 pe(...)

Providence Resources chief executive Tony O’Reilly addressing shareholders at the explorer’s AGM last year. Providence hopes to raise $25.75 million in a share placing. Photo: Eric LukeThe Irish Times

Irish oil and gas exploration firm Providence Resources has announced details of a share placing which it hopes will raise $25.75 million for the comp(...)

Company run by Tony O’Reilly jnr issued a statement partly confirming the rumours. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The share price of Providence Resources slumped by about 15 per cent on Friday after the oil explorer run by Tony O’Reilly jnr confirmed it was lookin(...)

A Providence Resources oil rig operating in Barryroe, 50km from Co Cork. Providence has reached commercial terms with a partner to develop the Barryroe oil field in the Celtic Sea.

Irish exploration firm Providence Resources has acquired Chrysaor Exploration & Production Ireland Limited (CEPIL), and reached commercial terms (...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly’s 49 per cent share in Fitzwilton is likely to be eventually sold to go towards his creditors

Fitzwilton, the manufacturing group owned by Sir Anthony O’Reilly and his brother-in-law Peter Goulandris, returned to profitability last year, accor(...)

 Sir Anthony O’Reilly: his finances may have gone into the darkness, but his remarkable life remains a subject of fascination. File photograph: Frank Miller

The unexpected downfall of Tony O’Reilly was all over the papers. It was January 1963 and for the first and only time in his life, O’Reilly had been d(...)

Ryanair climbed 3.16 % as markets continued to react positively to its launch of a business-class service. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Iseq rose by a solid 0.8 per cent yesterday, as European stocks generally advanced in the final minutes of trading after remaining little changed (...)

Providence Resources chairman Dr Brian Hillery (left) and chief executive Tony O’Reilly at the exploration company’s annual general meeting in Dublin today. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish exploration company Providence Resources has said the process of finding a farm–out partner for the Barryroe oil field off the coast of Cork (...)

The TWMA Providence drilling rig in the Barryroe field. The exploration company said this morning that drilling at its Spanish Point appraisal well off the west coast of Ireland has been delayed until 2015.

Shares at Providence Resources are down 9 per cent in London trading after the company announced that drilling at the Spanish Point appraisal well off(...)