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)

Building materials group CRH grew revenues by 13 per cent in the first six months of its financial year, buoyed by strong growth in the Americas, but (...)

CRH attributed an enterprise value of about £414 million to UK brick maker Ibstock. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A UK brick company sold by CRH six months ago in a £414 million (€578 million) deal is being prepared for a flotation with a highly ambitious valua(...)

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(...)

Maeve Carton  will remain an executive director of the group

Construction group CRH has said its finance director Maeve Carton is to assume the new role of group transformation director from January next.In her(...)

 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(...)