Place: North Sea
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Ambition is little more than the capacity to put conviction before doubt.
Fri, 14 Feb, 2020
A ruling by the Dutch Supreme Court - that the country must press ahead with significant cuts in carbon emissions - could prove a breakthrough for climate activists, writes
Mon, 06 Jan, 2020
Shares in Irish exploration company Providence Resources jumped by as much as 12% after it announced that Tony O’Reilly - its chief executive since 2005 - has left the company; stepping down as CEO and resigning from the board with immediate effect.
Sat, 07 Dec, 2019
Last week, more than 10,000 farmers with 5,000 tractors made their way from across Germany to Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate for a protest rally.
Thu, 05 Dec, 2019
Last month Minister for Marine Michael Creed closed the Celtic Sea herring fishery 48 hours after it opened because the stocks collapsed.
Sat, 19 Oct, 2019
It's the right thing to do under the circumstances but no one knows whether the €1.2bn Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe says he has ringfenced to alleviate the worst effects of a crash-out Brexit will be enough.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
Boru Energy will look for oil and gas assets “with significant commercialisation potential” that are operated by other companies, said Mr Carlyle.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2019
Friends of the Earth says the move would have made Ireland a world leader in the area.
Tue, 24 Sep, 2019
Vested interests degrade society. DUP spurning best of both worlds, EU-UK withdrawal agreement between 28 EU states, two years negotiated 585 pages. Right-wing UK press laughs at “remainers” and “backstop”, courting social disaster sneering at the EU that brought peace, prosperity to member states over seven decades.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2019
One of Ireland's biggest fisheries bosses has warned that a 'no deal' Brexit will lead to "conflict and chaos at sea."
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019
On Saturday, the last day but one of a holiday by boat and train from the Swiss Alps to the Moray Firth, and on to the Highlands, I sat chatting to an old friend.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019
WITH roles in prolific TV dramas like Taken Down and Charlie, Cork actor Gavin O’Connor is having a successful career. However he also has a passion for writing, and his first novel, Mojo, was a labour of love. “I sat down one day on the good advice of a friend of mine and it just poured out of me. I finished it pretty quickly. It’s about a boy band who reunite 10 years and 10lbs too late only to be double-crossed by their ex-manager and record company. There was so much comedy to mine from that set-up too,” he says.
Wed, 31 Jul, 2019
Irish exploration company United Oil and Gas has added to its burgeoning presence in Africa with a $16m (€14.3m) acquisition in Egypt.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
A European research team, including researchers from University College Cork (UCC), has found evidence of a lost prehistoric settlement in the North Sea.
Tue, 11 Jun, 2019
Providence Resources shares plummeted by more than 20% on the back of a further delay to planned drilling at the company's flagship Barryroe oil and gas field off the Cork coast.
Wed, 05 Jun, 2019
It’s not what you would call gripping TV. But it’s soothing. If it were made now, it would be called ‘Slow TV’, something which is apparently All The Rage In Norway.
Mon, 28 Jan, 2019
was chatting with interesting VIPs during his break in the Netherlands, but seems to have been even more impressed by their new no-water house plant for a future of rising seas, the amaryllis.
Thu, 20 Dec, 2018
British exploration company Serica Energy has said it should be in a position to turn its attention to its dormant Irish acreage in the new year.
Wed, 07 Nov, 2018
Irish exploration company, United Oil and Gas, is considering applying for further UK licences, as part of that country’s latest North Sea licensing round.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2018
Europa Oil and Gas, the British exploration company active off the west coast of Ireland, is looking to drill at its flagship asset close to the Corrib gas field next year.
Fri, 25 May, 2018
British exploration company Serica Energy is actively looking for development partners to move forward its Irish assets to the drilling stages.
Tue, 30 Jan, 2018
No place in Europe is under greater threat than this waterlogged country, but the Netherlands’ solution is to let water in, where possible, not hope to subdue Mother Nature; to live with the
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017
Royal Dutch Shell has reported a large rise in third-quarter profits after the energy giant was boosted by higher oil prices and increased production.
Thu, 02 Nov, 2017
In her article of October 7, under the headline “Ireland relied on support of others...it mustn’t look away as Catalans chart own freedom”, Marina Devlin compared the armed Spanish police disruption of the Catalan independence referendum to the 1916 Rising.
Tue, 10 Oct, 2017
Irish energy company Oriel has signed up infrastructure developer Parkwind as a strategic partner for its planned windfarm project in the Irish Sea.
Thu, 05 Oct, 2017
visits the North Yorkshire landscape that inspired the Bronte sisters and Bram Stoker, and visits the medieval town of York, a haven for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Sat, 16 Sep, 2017
Britain’s Brexit-bound economy is showing little sign that its leaden performance in the first half of 2017 is improving, despite hints of better times for manufacturers.
Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
As far as energy is concerned, potential Brexit tariffs and the sterling exchange rate are red herrings. Tariffs — as opposed to transport costs — are no big deal in the oil, gas or electricity exploration and production industries.
Mon, 07 Aug, 2017
It’s response to Turkey’s jailing of a German human rights activist was to discourage tourists from going there and firms from investing there, says
Mon, 31 Jul, 2017
IT WAS pleasant indeed to be rafting down the River Vltava in Bohemia in Czech Republic of a Sunday afternoon, so pleasant that some of us said that, one day, we’d paddle all the way to the Elbe and across Germany to the North Sea, writes
Mon, 24 Jul, 2017
We don’t know about you but that has the heebeegeebees written all over it.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017
The widow of a famous artist, whose work features in the British royal family collection, has donated one of his paintings to an Irish care home where he spent his final days.
Tue, 30 May, 2017
British energy supply company InfraStrata is considering a sale of its potentially lucrative Islandmagee gas storage project in Co Antrim if it fails to land a much-needed investor to help develop the asset.
Sat, 27 May, 2017
Providence Resources boss Tony O’Reilly Jr has said landing a development partner for the company’s headline asset — the Barryroe oil and gas field off the Cork coast — remains the top priority despite a potential deal collapsing in the last few months.
Thu, 25 May, 2017
A search is ongoing in the North Sea to trace a missing man who could not be found on board a rig.
Wed, 10 May, 2017
The main representative body for Irish exploration firms has suggested the Government should review its fiscal and taxation terms for oil and gas finds within the next 12 months.
Fri, 24 Mar, 2017
The Irish Coast Guard’s five search and rescue helicopters, operated by CHC Ireland, were grounded for a time earlier this year following an advisory from the aircraft manufacturer issued after an incident in the North Sea.
Wed, 15 Mar, 2017
Providence Resources and Europa Oil and Gas – two of the most active exploration companies in Irish waters – are confident of further deal activity after both landing development partners for assets they hold off the west coast of the country.
Thu, 09 Mar, 2017
Wind and rain will continue to blight parts of Britain threatening further travel chaos after torrential downpours caused flash-flooding and disruption across most of the country.
Tue, 22 Nov, 2016
Eleven crew members have been evacuated after the Saga Sky cargo ship took on water off the English coast today.
Sun, 20 Nov, 2016
Tue, 15 Nov, 2016
Tue, 25 Oct, 2016
The Government has been urged to ensure an upcoming Cold War era cat-and-mouse game between the British and Russian military, which will potentially play out off our coast, does not spill into Irish-controlled airspace and cause passenger jets to be grounded or diverted.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016