Providence Resources, the oil and gas explorer, has raised $163m from share sales over the past decade to fund the development of its Irish offshore assets

Providence Resources, the oil and gas explorer locked in talks with its main creditor and financial advisers after a court ruling landed it a bill of (...)

Just when you think Glandore couldn’t get any more picturesque, it throws another visual treat your way. An hour from Cork Airport, it’s no wonder th(...)

Global market information in  Tokyo: World commodity values advanced as the cloud that China cast over financial markets started to lift. Photograph:  Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Global equities erased losses for the year, with US stocks at a four-month high, and commodities advanced as the cloud that China cast over financial(...)

Transocean, which provided Providence with a drilling unit for Barryroe oil field, had appealed against a ruling by the Commercial Court. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Providence Resources is facing mounting pressure to sell a stake in its key oil discovery and extend a crucial debt facility after it was ordered to p(...)

A newsagent reads the final print edition of The Independent on Sunday outside his shop in Soho last weekend. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

The London Independent (the “Indy”), and its Sunday sibling, are today closing down their print editions and moving entirely online. Is this the end(...)

Ornua’s new Mitchelstown plant, which will be known as Kerrygold Park, places the co-op in direct competition with its members for the first time

Undaunted by the global slump in dairy, Ornua, formerly the Irish Dairy Board, has been on a major expansion drive. In the last 18 months, the group (...)

An oil rig operating in Barryroe.  Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke/Providence Resources/PA Wire

Oil and gas exploration firm Providence Resources said it was continuing discussions on a farm-out of the Barryroe oil field, and was considering a pr(...)

PJ Mara and  Charles Haughey: Mara’s star was inextricably linked to the fortunes of the former taoiseach – political and otherwise. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Wall-to-wall tributes to PJ at the moment. In the main, they are affectionate, warm and nostalgic. After all, it’s PJ Mara we’re talking about here. (...)

A file image of PJ Mara from 1983. He was Charles Haughey’s press officer and confidant in the 1980s and Bertie Ahern’s director of elections for each of the three-in-a-row victories between 1997 and 2007. File photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

PJ Mara was a flamboyant, larger-than-life character who played a central role in Fianna Fáil for more than three decades. He was Charles Haughey’s (...)

PJ Mara acted as director of elections for Fianna Fáil in 1997, 2002 and 2007.

Tributes have been paid to former government press secretary PJ Mara, who has died aged 73. A flamboyant, larger than life character who played a cen(...)