Tommy Breen: says it it a “natural evolution” for DCC to seek acquisitions outside Europe.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

London-listed energy-to-smartphones conglomerate DCC, which has reported a surge in its financial performance, has said it could swallow acquisition(...)

Noo Saro-Wiwa, daughter of executed Nigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa, with Sr Majella McCarron, at Maynooth University. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Two decades after Nigerian writer Ken Saro-Wiwa was hanged with eight colleagues for opposing the oil industry’s activities in Ogoniland, his death ha(...)

Energy-to-technologies conglomerate DCC has completed its biggest-ever acquisition of French gas firm Butagaz from Shell for €464 million. The deal re(...)

Shell’s oil and gas production division, known as upstream, swung to a loss for the first time in years

Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a sharp drop in third-quarter profits on the back of low oil prices and a hefty $8.2 billion charge which incl(...)

DCC chief executive Tommy Breen

Energy-to-technologies conglomerate DCC expects to see more acquisition opportunities as oil majors slim down, and is looking to expand its energy bus(...)

The gains have come as Russia’s military intervention in the Syrian conflict has added a new and uncertain dimension to tensions in the Middle East. Photograph: China Newsphoto/Reuters

Oil prices are on course for one of the biggest weekly gains in six years as rising geopolitical tensions and signs of slowing output brought buyers b(...)

The Ocean Guardian drilling rig  at the Corrib field, 80km off the Co Mayo coastline

Shell E&P Ireland has said it “looks forward to delivering gas” from the Corrib project in north Mayo following the Environmental Protection Agenc(...)

File photo: The dismantling of a section of the Corrib Gas Line, at Aughoose, Co Mayo, 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Shell has been granted an industrial emissions licence by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its gas refinery at Bellanaboy, Co Mayo. The (...)

US president Barack Obama points to Bear Glacier during a boat tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. He used the trip to press home the message that changes unfolding in the Arctic pose an urgent threat to local populations and the rest of the world. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Last April, two experienced polar researchers set off from the remote Canadian outpost of Resolute Bay, planning to ski 400km across the high Arctic. (...)

DCC chief executive Tommy Breen

Energy-to-technologies conglomerate DCC has obtained all the relevant regulatory clearances necessary to complete the acquisition of the French liquef(...)