Drury PR: Client work during last year included acting for IAG on its bid for Aer Lingus. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish public relations agency Drury Porter Novelli returned to the black last year with a profit of €284,452. This compared with a loss of €1.1 milli(...)

CRH has completed the final stage of a €6.5 billion acquisition deal with cement companies Lafarge and Holcim

CRH has completed the final stage of a €6.5 billion acquisition deal with cement companies Lafarge and Holcim. In August, the majority of the transac(...)

Albert Manifold, chief executive, CRH, said that the group’s acquisition of CRL is an “excellent operational fit” with the group’s US building envelope business.(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

CRH, the building materials giant, believes it is on the cusp of a 10-year cycle of growth, as the company cheered investors with a strong interim res(...)

IAG’s takeover of Aer Lingus was one of the biggest M&A deals recorded in the first six months of 2015

M&A activity in Ireland fell in the first half of 2015, according to a new review. A total of 45 mergers and acquisitions worth €35.1 billion took(...)

Up and away: Aer Lingus  stock closed  yesterday 1.5 per cent up at €2.43. Photograph: Alan Betson

European shares rebounded on Wednesday from a one-week low the day before, supported by the prospect of an accord between Greece and its creditors. T(...)

A conclusion of the deal will be subject to completion of the merger between Lafarge and Holcim and approval by the boards of both Aboitiz and CRH

Irish building materials group CRH is teaming up with Philippine conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures to acquire Lafarge’s local cement operations.Ab(...)

 Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Positive jobs reports sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average sharply higher. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares posted this year’s biggest advance, buoyed by a surprise election win for the British Conservative party and improving US jobs data.In(...)

Albert Manifold, chief executive of CRH, at the company’s agm in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: Jason Clarke

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold is hopeful Holcim shareholders will pave the way for the Irish group to complete a €6 billion deal by voting to me(...)

CRH reported a “continued recovery in market conditions” in Ireland and said that it is “ well positioned to benefit from the modest growth”. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times)

International building materials group CRH forecast earnings growth of close to 10 per cent for its first half of the year on Wednesday, as it report(...)

Tractors and excavators work in a stone quarry, operated by Holcim Ltd, in Oberdorf, Switzerland recently.  Holcim’s extraordinary general meeting is taking place on Friday to approve the merger with Lafarge. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Bloomberg

All eyes will be on Holcim’s extraordinary general meeting, which is taking place this Friday, to approve the merger with Lafarge. The proposed(...)