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(...)

Providence has an 80 per cent share in the Drombeg licence

Irish oil and gas exploration firm Providence Resources said on Monday that 3D seismic surveying operations have begun on its Drombeg prospect off the(...)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte: “If Germany, France and Britain are not undergrounding, is it reasonable for people to expect us to do so?”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has said he expects a statement this week from an independent panel to review(...)

Providence is involved in the largest drilling programme ever undertaken offshore Ireland

Operating losses at the Irish oil and gas exploration firm Providence Resources rose to €7.23 million for the 12 months to the end of December, compar(...)

The two biggest financial bets of O’Reilly’s career – Independent News and Media and Waterford Wedgwood – eventually proved the catalysts for O’Reilly’s downfall. Photograph: Alan Betson

The topic of conversation was Black Monday. A relaxed Tony O’Reilly was wearing a pair of boat shoes – no socks – as he sat on an armchair in the e(...)

AIB said yesterday it was tired of “forbearance” and was worried it would be pushed to the “back of the queue” if it didn’t move against O’Reilly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bernard Somers slipped into the back of Court No 1 in the commercial court at 2.25pm yesterday. The veteran accountant had fought a behind-the-scenes (...)

John O’Sullivan (left), technical director for the Providence Resources with Tony O Reilly with Dr Brian Hillery. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Oil and gas exploration firm Providence Resources said it has been offered a follow-on frontier exploration licence for(...)