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(...)

Donal O'Riain: criticised cement  sector over environmental damage

The traditional cement sector in Ireland has reacted angrily to the claim from Ecocem managing director Donal O’Riain t(...)