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The Aga Khan, for example, made five transfers totalling €19.99 million in March 2016, two into what appeared to be business accounts in Poland and three to accounts in Shenzhen and Taizhou in China

When the Aga Khan took a call from a man claiming to be the French defence minister requesting millions of euros for a top-secret government operation(...)

A worker is seen at a Tullow Oil explorational drilling site in Lokichar, Kenya. File photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Total and Tullow Oil aim to reduce their stakes in Kenya’s first oil development with a joint sale that could see Tullow exit completely amid uncertai(...)

GridBeyond founder and chief executive Michael Phelan. The company uses machine learning to help large industries optimise their  energy usage

Irish smart energy company GridBeyond has raised £9 million (€10.5 million) in a Series B financing round as it looks to scale the business further an(...)

‘Foreign investors would prefer to travel an hour by motorway from Dublin airport, rather than spending non-productive time in Dublin traffic,’ says former PayPal vice-president Louise Phelan. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

As Ireland enters what looks likely to be a whirlwind general election campaign ahead of the February 8th poll, it can at times seem that politics has(...)

The FTSE outperformed European peers. Photograph: Bloomberg

European markets slid on Friday after a US air strike in Iraq stoked geopolitical tensions and pushed investors away from risky assets, though energy (...)

Ryanair closed 1.91% up at €14.91 amid analyst predictions of a good 2020 for air travel. File photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

European markets gained new year altitude on strong performances by aviation stocks and news that China would stimulate its economy. Irish-founded Tul(...)

Eddie O’Connor, founder and chief executive of Mainstream Renewable Power.

Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Energy has hired investment bank Rothschild to find an equity partner, which is likely flush out takeover bids f(...)

Beinn an Tuirc wind farm, Scotland. Mainstream swung into a €487.5m profit last year from a €5m loss for 2017, driven by the sale of a Scottish offshore wind farm for up to €650m to French utilities giant EDF. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Mainstream Renewable Power, the emerging-markets-focused wind and solar energy group founded by Eddie O’Connor, is poised to field takeover bids from (...)

Tony O’Reilly jnr said that, after more than two decades with Providence, “it is time for me to pursue new opportunities”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tony O’Reilly jnr has stepped down as chief executive of Providence Resources with immediate effect, after a tumultuous year for the oil and gas expl(...)

A logo for Italian energy company Eni is drawn on the ground with the words 'Fake Green' during a protest outside its headquarters. Many governments continue to subsidise the fossil fuel industry, the main emitter of greenhouse gases, on a grand scale. Photograph: Stefano Montesi/Corbis/Getty

Greenwashing: loosely defined as a form of marketing spin to play up one’s green credentials. It’s an accusation typically levelled at companies overe(...)

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