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 (...)

The inspirations behind the collections of this year’s 28 fashion graduates from LSAD are as diverse as their expression in form and fabric often c(...)

Sétif, 300km east of Algiers, in  about 1930, where a protest sparked the massacre of thousands in 1945. Photograph: Roger Viollet/Getty Images/CAP

Some 8,000 Muslim Arabs gathered in the market town of Sétif, 300km east of Algiers, early on the morning of May 8th, 1945. They were ostensibly there(...)

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(...)

A damaged cabin is seen outside the South Korean embassy in Tripoli after it was attacked by gunmen. To local security guards were killed in the attack, South Korean and Libyan officials said. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

A bomb exploded at the gate of the Moroccan embassy in the Libyan capital early on Monday, causing some damage but hurting nobody, a security official(...)

A Tunisian policeman stands guard at Bourguiba Avenue in the capital of Tunis during a celebration to commemorate Tunisia’s national independence day yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Anis Mili

Two days after the attack that claimed the lives of 20 foreign tourists, a policemen and two jihadists, residents of the capital responded the only wa(...)

Brian O’Cathain chief executive Petroceltic. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The board of Petroceltic says it has been endorsed by three leading shareholder advisory groups in its fight with investor Worldview.The Dublin-based (...)

Paul Durcan has has written some beautiful poems with Gaelic games at their core, including the wonderfully evocative ‘We Believe in Hurling’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The American poet Robert Pinsky suggested that poetry was just as physical or bodily an art as dance. Octavio Paz spoke of poetry as one way of reconc(...)

Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain. Petroceltic International has urged shareholders to vote against the resolutions proposed by Worldview at the upcoming EGM.

Petroceltic International, the exploration company embroiled in a bitter struggle with its major shareholder Worldview Capital, has launched an intens(...)

Worldview blames Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain for a string of alleged corporate governance failures. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

Swiss investment group Worldview has again urged Petroceltic shareholders to oust chief executive Brian O’Cathain at an upcoming EGM, claiming the Dub(...)