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The Sunday Interview: Brian O’Cathain

Petroceltic’s Brian O’Cathain knows what it means to be stress-tested: the oil exploration firm has recently seen a takeover bid fail and been locked in a battle with its chief shareholder.

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
1st March, 2015
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Brian O'Cathain

It’s been a stressful year for Brian O’Cathain, chief executive of the publicly quoted oil exploration company Petroceltic.

For starters, last December, Petroceltic’s shareholders missed out on a major payday by a whisker: after nearly six months running the rule over the company, Dubai-based oil and gas company Dragon Oil decided to drop its bid.

O’Cathain thought the deal had been a good one for all parties.

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