Pat O’Doherty, chief executive of ESB. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Brighter Possibilities is the chirpy title of ESB’s annual report for 2014, which emerged on Wednesday. The report’s fine print contained several nugg(...)

Albert Manifold, group chief executive, speaking to members of the media following the CRH egm in Dublin this week. Photograph: Eric Luke

If CRH chief executive Albert Manifold was worried on Thursday about getting its €6.5 billion purchase of overlap assets from the Holcim-Lafarge merge(...)

For CRH the acquisition will catapult it into third spot in the global rankings of building materials groups

CRH has dispatched integration teams to meet with executives from the Holcim-Lafarge business it is due to acquire, as it presses ahead with the €6.5(...)

Britain’s top share index notched up a new peak on Friday, with Irish cement firm CRH leading the market higher on expectations of European assets pur(...)

CRH shareholders voted overwhelmingly at an extraordinary general meeting in Dublin on Thursday to back a €6.5 billion acquisition by it of assets cur(...)

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold will be frustrated by the delay in the merger as the company have committed to buying Holcim and Lafarge’s overlap assets. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was supposed to be a concrete proposal. Now CRH’s shareholders are due to converge on the Clyde Court Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin, on Thursday mor(...)

CRH chief executive  Albert Manifold received a total pay package of €3.59 million last year.

Three executive directors of CRH were paid €8.29 million between them last year, according to the company’s annual report.The chief executive of the b(...)

Almost exactly 12 months ago, CRH’s then new chief executive, Albert Manifold, said the company had “forgotten its core principles” during the boom. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A year is a long time in the tenure of a listed company chief executive.Almost exactly 12 months ago, CRH’s then new chief executive, Albert Manifold,(...)

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(...)

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(...)