Chief executive Albert Manifold said 2014 was a year of strong strategic, operational and financial progress for CRH.  Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Mark PaulAlbert Manifold, chief executive of building materials giant CRH which reported strong growth on Thursday, says the company could take a deca(...)

CRH recently announced the €6.5 billion acquisition of assets from Lafarge and Holcim. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH, the building materials giant, has appointed UK- based former investment banker Lucinda Riches to its board. Ms Riches will take up her non-execut(...)

Aer Lingus fell by as much as 10 per cent in Dublin in the afternoon, before coming back to close around 4.4 per cent down to €2.12 when the market closed

A drop in banks led European stocks lower, with concern growing over the political situation in Greece. Greece’s ASE Index lost 4.8 per cent as Natio(...)

Analysts warned that now that the European Central Bank had decided to use its veto on Greek bonds, a solution to the country’s debt crisis had to be found quickly.

A fall in Greek shares, sparked by the European Central Bank’s decision to stop accepting the country’s bonds, held back stock markets yesterday. A(...)

On average CRH was acquiring a rival business every fortnight somewhere in the world

Irish building materials group CRH is no stranger to making acquisitions but its planned €6.5 billion purchase of assets from the Lafarge/Holcim globa(...)

Chief executive Albert Manifold said CRH had been waiting a decade for such a deal to come along.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

CRH’s acquisition of assets from the merger of European rivals Lafarge and Holcim had been well flagged but the size and scale of the €6.5 billon tran(...)

CRH expects the deal to be about 25 per cent accretive to underlying earnings and will generate a ROIC in line with CRH’s weighted average cost of capital in the first full year of ownership.

Dublin-based building materials group CRH has raised €1.6 billion via a placing of just more than 74 million new ordinary shares to help fund its acqu(...)

Almost cemented: new deal will allow CRH to significantly expand its business globally. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Building materials group CRH has entered into a binding commitment to acquire certain assets from European rivals Lafarge and Holcim, who are offload(...)

The Central Bank Commission reportedly prefers the option of a 15 per cent mortgage deposit, rising by one per cent each year over the next five years. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank is considering a five-year run-in for its new 20 per cent mortgage deposit rule, according to the Sunday Independent. The Central (...)

Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt yesterday. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Markets rose amid hopes that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) €1.14 trillion stimulus plans will spark economic growth in the region.Analysts said t(...)