Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton: he was proposed as examiner last week by Worldview, a 29 per cent shareholder, in a move that caught Petroceltic’s management off guard.  Photograph: David Sleator

The appointment of Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton as interim examiner to troubled Petroceltic International must be the first thing that the compan(...)

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(...)

 Robert Adair,  Petroceltic chairman  .Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The investment vehicle fronted by Petroceltic chairman Robert Adair has signalled its intention to oppose a cut-price takeover bid for the oil and ga(...)

Angelo Moskov, founder of Swiss fund Worldview Capital, says he has seen documents showing the debt is for sale for “about 30 cents in the dollar”

The dissident shareholder of Petroceltic International that has launched a cut-price takeover bid says its banks have offered the exploration company(...)

Petroceltic chief finance officer Tom Hickey at the company’s AGM in Dublin.  Photograph: Sara Freund

Worldview Capital, the dissident shareholder that owns 29 per cent of oil and gas explorer Petroceltic International, has blocked a number of resol(...)

Petroceltic chairman Robert Adair said the exploration firm  generated $157 million of revenue from oil and gas sales last year. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Losses at Petroceltic widened to $282 million last year as the company wrote off the exploration costs of unsuccessful wells in Kurdistan, Romania and(...)

Van Morrison: one of the 85 recipients from  Northern Ireland  who will be honoured by Queen Elizabeth. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

East Belfast-born Van Morrison is to be knighted for services to the music industry. The singer-songwriter was named in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday hon(...)

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 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(...)

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 (...)