Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: “I would say that we are done with large-scale acquisitions for the time being. There is a lot of integration involved in those two transactions, that will be our priority.”     Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Insulation manufacturer Kingspan will pull back from the acquisitions trail this year while it focuses on completing two recent deals worth more than(...)

Gene Murtagh, chief executive, and Eugene Murtagh, chairman of Kingspan. “We’d prefer if oil was $100 a-barrel,” Gene Murtagh acknowledged. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Running a business whose products are focused on helping customers to save energy may not be very appealing against the background of low oil and natu(...)

Kingspan’s chief executive Gene Murtagh said conditions in our core markets are improving. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Building materials group Kingspan has reported a 16 per cent increase in annual earnings to €189.3 million on the back of strong sales in the UK and U(...)

Investors fear that PM Alexis Tsipras and his new government’s anti-austerity stance will jeopardise liquidity. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed as companies led by the Nordic region’s Nordea Bank and Sweden’s Electrolux advanced on positive earnings reports(...)

Gene Murtagh, Kingspan chief executive officer, said that the acquisition of Joris Ide is a ‘quantum leap forward’ in the group’s efforts to globalise. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

Irish insulation manufacturer Kingspan confirmed on Tuesday that it will aquire the Belgian manufacturer and supplier of insulated panels Joris Ide f(...)

Lord Mayor of Belfast Nichola Mallon and Pro12 chief executive John Feehan. Feehan said “I am certain that we will sell it out even if there is no Irish team in the final, although, frankly I’d be quite surprised if there wasn’t”. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Arrange it and they will come is the Pro12 mantra for this season as the final has been confirmed for Belfast on Saturday May 30th. Organisers say th(...)

In the past year, Kingspan has spent upwards of €100 million on acquisitions as it seeks to gain access into the lucrative US market for energy-efficient houses.

Kingspan has confirmed it is in talks to acquire Belgian steel firm Joris Ide, the latest of many buyout bids by the Irish building materials group as(...)

Ulster will be desperarte to reach the Pro12 final as Kingspan, Belfast has been selected as the choosen host. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Ulster will host the first Guinness Pro12 ‘destination final’ as organisers opt to do away with the previous format of awarding the highest placed fin(...)

Gene Murtagh, CEO Kingspan. The manufacturing group said on Monday that it is in talks with Belgian group Joris Ide. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

Irish manufacturing group Kingspan confirmed Monday morning that it is in “advanced discussions” to acquire the Joris Ide Group. However, Kingspan sa(...)

Judges for Innovation Awards 2015 (front, from left) Dr Bernadette McGahon, Tim Brundle and Marion Boland, and back row (from left) Niall Campbell, Pat Daly and Frank Roche. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

Guilt-free chocolate, a revolutionary new music creation app and a host of disruptive new cost-saving advances in medicine, engineering and tech are j(...)