Aer Lingus shed some of the gains it made on Thursday on the back of reports the Government was close to agreeing to sell the State’s stake to  IAG. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks slid on Friday as concern over the impact of Greek debt was exacerbated by declines in the US and Asia. A two-hour blackout at news a(...)

Six companies on the ISE’s equity markets raised a total of €2.2billion in the first quarter. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/Irish Times

The strong demand for Irish shares witnessed last year continued into the first quarter of 2015 with record equity trades reported, according to new f(...)

With CRH’s acquisition of Holcim-Lafarge assets dependent on a merger, the Irish company’s shares increased 2.9 per cent to €24.98.

European stocks climbed to a record high amid better-than- estimated German industrial output, and oil rebounded from the biggest decline in two mont(...)

Lafarge’s Bruno Lafont: due to propose a chief executive candidate for Holcim within the next two weeks. Photograph: Kosuke Okahara/Bloomberg

Building materials group Lafarge’s boss Bruno Lafont wants someone with experience of the cement industry to be chief executive in the French group’s (...)

Bank of Ireland rose nearly 1 per cent to close at 35 cent, buoyed by a sector-wide surge in stocks

Banks led European stocks higher after equities completed the biggest quarterly advance since 2009. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent to (...)

Holcim  and Lafarge  agreed a merger to create the world’s biggest cement maker with more than $40 billion in sales and cut overcapacities and energy expenses. However, merger talks appear to be stalling. (Photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg)

Shares in French cement group Lafarge fell by around 2 per cent on Monday after two shareholders of its Swiss merger partner Holcim appeared unhappy(...)

Albert Manifold, group chief executive, speaking to members of the media following the CRH egm in Dublin this week. Photograph: Eric Luke

If CRH chief executive Albert Manifold was worried on Thursday about getting its €6.5 billion purchase of overlap assets from the Holcim-Lafarge merge(...)

For CRH the acquisition will catapult it into third spot in the global rankings of building materials groups

CRH has dispatched integration teams to meet with executives from the Holcim-Lafarge business it is due to acquire, as it presses ahead with the €6.5(...)

Britain’s top share index notched up a new peak on Friday, with Irish cement firm CRH leading the market higher on expectations of European assets pur(...)

Holcim and Lafarge plan to sell assets to CRH in order to get regulatory approval for a merger

Holcim and Lafarge have agreed new financial terms and leadership to save their plans to create the world’s biggest cement company, after the merger c(...)