Brian O’Cathain, chief executive officer, at  Petroceltic. The explorer has agreed with its partner to withdraw from the Dinarta licence in Kurdistan region of Iraq.   Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin-based oil and gas explorer Petroceltic International has agreed with its partner to withdraw from the Dinarta licence in Kurdistan region of Ir(...)

 Shareholders voted to retain chief executive Brian O’Cathain (above) at a shareholders’ meeting last month.

Oil explorer Petroceltic has announced a number of changes to its board following last month’s failed coup by dissident shareholder Worldview.The Swis(...)

 Petroceltic chief executive officer Brian O’Cathain survived the attempted putsch by its 28 per cent shareholder Worldview. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Computershare, the global business services company that collated the votes at a fraught Petroceltic International EGM on Wednesday, has rejected cri(...)

Angelo Moskov, CEO Worldview Capital, speaking watched by Alasdair Robinson, company secretary, Robert Adair, chairman, Brian O’Cathain, chief executive officer at the Petroceltic EGM, in Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Security was tight in the Royal College of Physicians for Petroceltic’s extraordinary general meeting, called by its biggest shareholder Worldview Cap(...)

Brian O’Cathain, Chief Executive Officer, at the Petroceltic EGM, in Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Petroceltic’s Brian O’Cathain can pat himself on the back for a job well done after comprehensively seeing off a challenge yesterday from activist inv(...)

Brian O’Cathain, chief executive of  explorer Petroceltic International, has survived an attempt to oust him Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Brian O’Cathain, the chief executive of oil explorer Petroceltic International who survived an attempt by Worldview Capital to oust him at a shareh(...)

Shareholder advisory firm Glass Lewis benchmarked Petroceltic’s performance, in terms of total shareholder returns, against peers including Circle Oil, Afren and Cairn Energy. Photograph: Thinkstock

A report by the shareholder advisory firm Glass Lewis on the dispute between Petroceltic International and its dissident 28 per cent shareholder, Wor(...)

The Royal College of Physicians is the battleground next Wednesday in one of the more intriguing corporate battles of recent times, when Worldview Cap(...)

Ryanair put in another strong performance, on back of steady volumes, closing the day 29 cent or 3.3 per cent up at €9.96 following a sector-wide trend. Photograph: Robin Townsend/EPA

Stock markets around the world clung to modest gains on Thursday, with European equities retreating from seven-year highs, after Germany rejected a(...)

Brian O’Cathain of Petroceltic: the Dublin-based oil and gas exploration company is still in the sights of Dragon Oil, which aborted a £500 million bid for it in December. Photograph: Eric Luke

Petroceltic International, the Dublin-based oil and gas company embroiled in a bitter row with its biggest shareholder, Worldview Capital, is still i(...)