Seán Quinn: a 20 per cent grant proposed by the North’s Industrial Development Board to help set up his Border cement factory fell far short of his expectations. Photograph: Jack McManus

The considerable difficulties faced by Fermanagh entrepreneur Seán Quinn in developing his cement business on the Fermanagh-Cavan Border in the 1980(...)

The company told the stock market yesterday Weko has proposed levying the fine on three of CRH’s Swiss subsidiaries – Bauhandel, Gétaz-Miauton and Regusci Reco – that operate as builders merchants.

CRH is facing a €98 million fine in Switzerland following a 2½-year investigation by Weko, the Swiss competition commission, into alleged price-fixing(...)

The land at Foynes Port about to be offered for sale on the international market by the CRH Group

Most of the industrial-zoned land around Foynes Port in Co Limerick is about to be offered for sale on the international market by the CRH Grou(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)