An oil rig operating in Barryroe, 50km from Co Cork. File photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke/Providence Resources/PA Wire

Oil and gas explorer Providence Resources has secured permission from the Government to carry out an important site survey at its Barryroe oil project(...)

Providence Resources, led by Tony O’Reilly jnr, will need to raise funds if finance doesn’t materialise, says analyst. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Oil explorer Providence Resources, whose cash levels have slumped 80 per cent to $1.45 million (€1.3 million) so far this year, may need to sell share(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor scores a goal past Meath’s substitute goalkeeper Marcus Brennan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 2-17 Meath 0-14 Hard to know how many more of these Mayo have in them. On a different day against a better team, there’s no guarantee they’d hav(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and David Moran of Kerry ascend under the dropping ball. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In Kerry, this was graduation day. Not just for the young team on display, but for Peter Keane too. Beating Cork in a Munster final doesn’t butter a l(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus with Chris Barrett and Brendan Harrison of Mayo during the Allianz  Football League Division 1 match at  Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Mayo 3-15 Monaghan 1-18 It’s not even Easter and already Mayo are rising from the dead. Written off just a few weeks ago on a dismal night against th(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton and Ciarán Kilkenny celebrate with the Allianz Football League Division One  trophy in 2018. Photograph: Inpho/Bryan Keane

Cavan Cavan make their way on to the field Manager: Mickey Graham (1st season) Selectors: Dermot McCabe, Martin Corey Last good leagu(...)

Are you a saver or a spender? At home, I’m now more inclined to save. The Celtic Tiger era of easy money was a learning curve. Since starting in busi(...)

Scotland Yard photo from 2003 of Robert Hulme, now 34, who was one of six dissident Republicans freed from prison today. Photograph: PA Photo/Scotland Yard/Collect

Six dissident republicans transferred to jails here to complete lengthy sentences for conspiring to cause explosions in Britain have been released aft(...)

The pace of rating upgrades in the euro zone will be slower in future as fiscal progress remains sluggish, Fitch’s global head of sovereign ratings Ja(...)

Cian Traynor, a true coffee lover learning the art of crema from three very different teachers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Midway through an intensive barista training class, a man who calls himself “the happy coffee guy” inspects my umpteenth espresso of the day. S(...)

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