Petroceltic chief executive Brian O’Cathain: Believed an interim examiner was urgently needed to deal with queries from creditors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The High Court has fixed Friday to hear a petition seeking to confirm examinership for troubled exploration company Petroceltic and two related comp(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in December: File photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Vladimir Putin and Sergey Roldugin forged a bond as young men. Fast friends, almost like brothers, they cruised the streets of Leningrad, singing and(...)

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring for Argentina against Bolivia. File photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

The law firm of a FIFA ethics watchdog had business relationships with three men who have been indicted in the world soccer association’s corruption (...)

Sorley McCaughey: “It is not enough for the countries of the EU to simply protect their own tax bases.”

After some early promise, the latest moves by the European Commission to tackle corporate tax avoidance look like falling far short of what is require(...)

Brian O’Cathain, Chief Executive Officer of  Petroceltic: the High Court appointed an interim examiner to the exploration company on Tuesday

The High Court has appointed an interim examiner to troubled exploration company Petroceltic and two related firms. Mr Justice Brian McGovern appoin(...)

Worldview, a 29 per cent shareholder, has been in dispute with the board of Petroceltic for more than 18 months during which it sought to take over control of the company a number of times.

Petroceltic International says it is taking legal advice in relation to a surprise attempt by Worldview Capital, a dissident shareholder with a 29 per(...)

Gareth Simpson: ‘For me and the other Irish people I meet, it is clear and simple: access to good quality housing, schools and healthcare are paramount. Those three issues far outweigh any counter issue with regards to tax.’

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams claimed during the election campaign that well-paid emigrants would be prepared to return home and pay more taxes as a pa(...)

Family sugar audit: Eva Orsmond  with Louise and Ollie Ryan

Next time you see a child with a fizzy drink, you might need to resist the urge to whip it out of their hands while sarkily suggesting to the parent (...)

Irish developer Garrett Kelleher is facing contempt proceedings in a US court arising from his involvement in a €60 million insurance claim taken by a group of Liberian businesses.

Irish developer Garrett Kelleher is facing contempt proceedings in a US court later this month arising from his involvement in a €60 million insurance(...)

Billionaire Li Ka-shing: his focus is moving towards developed markets such as Europe. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

The investor known as “Superman”, Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing, normally lets adverse comment wash over him, but last week the 87-year-old Hong Kong(...)