Company boss says sector has 'turned a corner'
Refinery was sold by oil giant Phillips 66 to Canada’s Irving Oil
Collapse of the Quinn Insurance in 2010 has left the state still on the hook for €1.1 billion
Retained earnings slipped to €131.7 million at the end of last year
Should the state be spending money from what was a rainy day fund to splash out on backing small firms, private equity and venture capital?
Whitegate in Cork is the state’s only refinery
Surge in sales was the highest recorded in a number of years