Objectors to the plan for a plant near San Francisco say the factory will lead to 300 truck journeys a day through a residential neighbourhood and  boost diesel emissions and dust. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish manufacturer Ecocem’s plans for a €45 million cement plant in California have run foul of locals who claim the project could have a major impact(...)

 Commission chairwoman Isolde Goggin: searches are part of an ongoing investigation that is expected to take some time. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A competition investigation launched last week with a raid on the offices of CRH subsidiary Irish Cement is looking for evidence it is abusing a domi(...)

Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

 Unloading a ship at Ecocem on the Liffey. Ecocem expects to unload two ships a month carrying slag from northern Spain and western France. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The first self-handling stevedoring licence for Dublin Port has been issued to Irish cement producer Ecocem by the Dublin Port Company. The cement bu(...)

Rose Hynes:  chairwoman of  Irish Water

Irish Water Rose Hynes (chairwoman) Ms Hynes is the chairwoman of both Ervia (formerly known as Bord Gáis) and Irish Water, to which she wa(...)

The Empire State Building towers above the skyline in New York. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

New York’s most famous landmark, the Empire State Building, has set a headline for the commercial property sector worldwide by investing in energy eff(...)

Donal O’Riain, chairman and founder of Ecocem, says any new carbon-reducing technology would need a lead-in of 10-20 years to become saleable.

The traditional Irish cement industry is failing to align its CO2 emissions with the roadmap for reducing them that has been set out by the European U(...)

Ecocem was established by Irish entrepreneur Donal O’Riain

Colm Keena,Public Affairs CorrespondentEcocem, the cement business established by Irish entrepreneur Donal O’Riain, is to seek damages of more than €4(...)

Brian Conville, national bricklaying champion, at the launch of Ecocem’s next generation cement in a 25kg bag.

According to Conor O’Riain, head of new markets and products at Ecocem, the bust of a few years ago exposed a flaw in the business model of the low-ca(...)

The cement manufacturing process is one that contributes  significant amounts of carbon emissions

The traditional cement sector gets annoyed by the focus Ecocem founder Donal O’Riain brings to the contribution the sector makes to carbon emis(...)